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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. invulnerable to fear or intimidation;
- Example: "audacious explorers"
- Example: "fearless reporters and photographers"
- Example: "intrepid pioneers"
[syn: audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing]

2. unrestrained by convention or propriety;
- Example: "an audacious trick to pull"
- Example: "a barefaced hypocrite"
- Example: "the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
- Example: "bald-faced lies"
- Example: "brazen arrogance"
- Example: "the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell
[syn: audacious, barefaced, bodacious, bald-faced, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, insolent]

3. disposed to venture or take risks;
- Example: "audacious visions of the total conquest of space"
- Example: "an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas"
- Example: "the most daring of contemporary fiction writers"
- Example: "a venturesome investor"
- Example: "a venturous spirit"
[syn: audacious, daring, venturesome, venturous]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Audacious \Au*da"cious\, a. [F. audacieux, as if fr. LL. audaciosus (not found), fr. L. audacia audacity, fr. audax, -acis, bold, fr. audere to dare.] 1. Daring; spirited; adventurous. [1913 Webster] As in a cloudy chair, ascending rides Audacious. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Contemning the restraints of law, religion, or decorum; bold in wickedness; presumptuous; impudent; insolent. " Audacious traitor." --Shak. " Such audacious neighborhood." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Committed with, or proceedings from, daring effrontery or contempt of law, morality, or decorum. "Audacious cruelty." "Audacious prate." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

audacious adj 1: invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers" [syn: audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing] 2: unrestrained by convention or propriety; "an audacious trick to pull"; "a barefaced hypocrite"; "the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times; "bald-faced lies"; "brazen arrogance"; "the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell [syn: audacious, barefaced, bodacious, bald-faced, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, insolent] 3: disposed to venture or take risks; "audacious visions of the total conquest of space"; "an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas"; "the most daring of contemporary fiction writers"; "a venturesome investor"; "a venturous spirit" [syn: audacious, daring, venturesome, venturous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

92 Moby Thesaurus words for "audacious": adventuresome, adventurous, arrogant, bold, brash, brassy, brave, brazen, bumptious, careless, challenging, cheeky, cocky, cold, confident, contemptuous, contumelious, cool, courageous, daredevil, daring, dauntless, death-defying, defiant, defying, derisive, devil-may-care, disdainful, disregardful, disrespectful, doughty, easy, emancipated, enterprising, familiar, fearless, fire-eating, foolhardy, forward, free, greatly daring, harebrained, heedless, hubristic, impertinent, impudent, independent, insolent, insulting, intrepid, madbrain, madbrained, madcap, mettlesome, obtrusive, overbold, overpresumptuous, overweening, pert, presuming, presumptuous, procacious, pushy, rash, reckless, regardless of consequences, relaxed, rude, saucy, self-absorbed, self-centered, selfish, shameless, temerarious, thoughtless, unabashed, unafraid, uncurbed, undaunted, ungoverned, unhampered, uninhibited, unrestrained, untrammeled, uppish, uppity, valiant, valorous, venturesome, venturous, wild, wild-ass