- extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless: an audacious explorer.
- extremely original; without restriction to prior ideas; highly inventive: an audacious vision of the city's bright future.
- recklessly bold in defiance of convention, propriety, law, or the like; insolent; brazen.
- lively; unrestrained; uninhibited: an audacious interpretation of her role.
Origin of audacious
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Antonyms for audacious
Related Words for audaciouslyvaliantly, boldly, gamely, heroically, gallantly, fearlessly, openly, unabashedly, unashamedly, audaciously, chivalrously, unflinchingly, immodestly
Examples from the Web for audaciously
Contemporary Examples of audaciously
Most audaciously, given what the technology does, Google claims it encourages us to “explore the world around you.”Google Glass’s Insane, Terrifying Etiquette Guide
February 20, 2014
Historical Examples of audaciously
As a foil to his austerity, therefore, she would be audaciously gay in his presence.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
"No doubt there are a few," returned Christopher audaciously.Christopher and the Clockmakers
Sara Ware Bassett
“I wish to take them with me, if you please,” answered Dorothy audaciously.The King's Daughters
Emily Sarah Holt
She turned leisurely, stopped her wheels, and looked at us audaciously.My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field
Charles Carleton Coffin
He could be so audaciously prophetic in the affairs of others.The Kingdom Round the Corner
- recklessly bold or daring; fearless
- impudent or presumptuous
Word Origin for audacious
1540s, "confident, intrepid," from Middle French audacieux, from audace "boldness," from Latin audacia "daring, boldness, courage," from audax "brave, bold, daring," but more often "bold" in a bad sense, "audacious, rash, foolhardy," from audere "to dare, be bold." Bad sense of "shameless" is attested from 1590s in English. Related: Audaciously.