[ UK /ɔːdˈe‍ɪʃəs/ ]
[ US /ɑˈdeɪʃəs/ ]
  1. unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brazen arrogance
    an audacious trick to pull
    bald-faced lies
    the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim
    the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress
    a barefaced hypocrite
  2. invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    audacious explorers
    fearless reporters and photographers
    intrepid pioneers
  3. disposed to venture or take risks
    an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas
    a venturous spirit
    the most daring of contemporary fiction writers
    a venturesome investor
    audacious visions of the total conquest of space
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How To Use audacious In A Sentence

  • A six-time Grammy nominee (talk about frustration), Elling has released six albums of audacious vocalese that trumpet his daring range and intellectualism.
  • Surely he would win with this audacious plan. Times, Sunday Times
  • This must have been owing to her recollection of the audacious stranger in the neighbouring turret at the Fleur de Lys; but did that discomposure express displeasure? Quentin Durward
  • But Eddie's audacious comments about penalty do not stand up to scrutiny.
  • A brilliant strategy is, certainly, a matter of intelligence, but intelligence without audaciousness is not enough.
  • The only difference between audacity and recklessness is whether or not you win, and in this case a clever Union officer tricked Lee into making an audacious move that ultimately became a reckless endeavour. A Sorrowful Tale of High Velocity
  • Early in the race, she launched an audacious attack and set about gaining a lap on the rest of the field. Times, Sunday Times
  • This thrilling new series charts audacious prison escape attempts. The Sun
  • It's a shocking, audacious moment - one of the few times the film makes you sit up and take notice.
  • During my brilliant and audacious performances, my family constantly remarked that they thought I sang like Shirley Temple, only way better and a lot more adorably, and that my dancing made hers look contrived and boring. Roseanne Archy
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