from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Fearless daring; intrepidity.
- n. Bold or insolent heedlessness of restraints, as of those imposed by prudence, propriety, or convention.
- n. An act or instance of intrepidity or insolent heedlessness: warned the students than any audacities committed during the graduation ceremony would be punished.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Insolent boldness, especially when imprudent or unconventional.
- n. Fearlessness, intrepid daring.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Daring spirit, resolution, or confidence; venturesomeness.
- n. Reckless daring; presumptuous impudence; -- implying a contempt of law or moral restraints.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Boldness; daring; confidence; intrepidity.
- n. Reckless daring; venturesomeness.
- n. Audaciousness; presumptuous impudence; effrontery: in a bad sense, and often implying a contempt of law or moral restraint: as, “arrogant audacity,”
- n. An audacious person or act.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery
- n. fearless daring
From Medieval Latin audacitas, from Latin audax ("bold"), from audeō ("I am bold, I dare"). (Wiktionary)