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Definition of "audacious" []

  • Fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold. See Synonyms at adventurous, brave. (adjective)
  • Unrestrained by convention or propriety; insolent. (adjective)
  • Spirited and original: an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "audacious" in a sentence
  • "I have used the term audacious in speaking of Delacroix, and circumstances forced him to justify the epithet."
  • "He is part of what some here are calling an audacious solution to a massive problem: the budget deficit."
  • "O'Scannlain chided Judges Canby and Fisher for issuing an order he called an "audacious ruling" and said the judges lacked the authority to make such demands of prosecutors."