audacious

[ aw-dey-shuhs ]
/ ɔˈdeɪ ʃəs /

adjective

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.

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Origin of audacious

First recorded in 1540–50; audaci(ty) + -ous

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audacious
/ (ɔːˈdeɪʃəs) /

adjective

recklessly bold or daring; fearless
impudent or presumptuous

Derived forms of audacious

audaciously, adverbaudaciousness or audacity (ɔːˈdæsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for audacious

C16: from Latin audāx bold, from audēre to dare
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