What does audacious mean?

Definitions for audaciousɔˈdeɪ ʃəs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word audacious.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing(adj)

    invulnerable to fear or intimidation

    "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"

  2. audacious, barefaced, bodacious, bald-faced, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, insolent(adj)

    unrestrained by convention or propriety

    "an audacious trick to pull"; "a barefaced hypocrite"; "the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times; "bald-faced lies"; "brazen arrogance"; "the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

  3. audacious, daring, venturesome, venturous(adj)

    disposed to venture or take risks

    "audacious visions of the total conquest of space"; "an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas"; "the most daring of contemporary fiction writers"; "a venturesome investor"; "a venturous spirit"


  1. audacious(Adjective)

    Showing willingness to take bold risks; recklessly daring.

  2. audacious(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Audacious(adj)

    daring; spirited; adventurous

  2. Audacious(adj)

    contemning the restraints of law, religion, or decorum; bold in wickedness; presumptuous; impudent; insolent

  3. Audacious(adj)

    committed with, or proceedings from, daring effrontery or contempt of law, morality, or decorum

  4. Origin: [F. audacieux, as if fr. LL. audaciosus (not found), fr. L. audacia audacity, fr. audax, -acis, bold, fr. audere to dare.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Audacious

    aw-dā′shus, adj. daring: bold: impudent.—adv. Audā′ciously.—ns. Audā′ciousness, Audacity (aw-das′i-ti). [Fr. audacieux—L. audaxaudēre, to dare.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of audacious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of audacious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Uhuru Kenyatta:

    He had the same audacious hope that you have.

  2. Randy Mastro:

    This is a racketeering scheme so audacious it would make the mob blush.

  3. George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman:

    Audacious ribald: your laughter will finish in hideous boredom before morning.

  4. Winston Churchill, The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy:

    Why, you may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman or the most audacious soldier, put them at a table together- what do you get? The sum of all fears.

  5. Winston Churchill:

    Why you may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman, and th most audacious soldier, put them at a table together-and what do you get? The sum of their fears.

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