from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold. See Synonyms at adventurous, brave.
- adj. Unrestrained by convention or propriety; insolent.
- adj. Spirited and original: an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Showing willingness to take bold risks; recklessly daring.
- adj. Impudent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Daring; spirited; adventurous.
- adj. Contemning the restraints of law, religion, or decorum; bold in wickedness; presumptuous; impudent; insolent.
- adj. Committed with, or proceedings from, daring effrontery or contempt of law, morality, or decorum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bold or daring; spirited; adventurous; intrepid.
- Unrestrained by law, religion, or propriety; characterized by contempt or defiance of the principles of law or morality; presumptuously wicked; shameless; insolent; impudent: as, an audacious traitor; an audacious calumny; “audacious cruelty,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. disposed to venture or take risks
- adj. unrestrained by convention or propriety
- adj. invulnerable to fear or intimidation
French audacieux, from Old French audace, boldness, from Latin audācia, from audāx, audāc-, bold, from audēre, to dare, from avidus, avid; see avid.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin audacia ("boldness"), from audax ("bold"), from audeō ("I am bold, I dare") (Wiktionary)