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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Audacious  \Au*da"cious\,  a.  [F.  audacieux  as  if  fr  LL 
  audaciosus  (not  found),  fr  L.  audacia  audacity,  fr  audax 
  -acis,  bold,  fr  audere  to  dare.] 
  1.  Daring;  spirited;  adventurous. 
 
  As  in  a  cloudy  chair,  ascending  rides  Audacious. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Contemning  the  restraints  of  law,  religion,  or  decorum; 
  bold  in  wickedness;  presumptuous;  impudent;  insolent.  `` 
  Audacious  traitor.''  --Shak.  ``  Such  audacious 
  neighborhood.''  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Committed  with  or  proceedings  from  daring  effrontery  or 
  contempt  of  law,  morality,  or  decorum.  ``Audacious 
  cruelty.''  ``Audacious  prate.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  audacious 
  adj  1:  invulnerable  to  fear  or  intimidation;  "audacious  explorers"; 
  "fearless  reporters  and  photographers";  "intrepid 
  pioneers"  [syn:  {brave},  {dauntless},  {fearless},  {intrepid}, 
  {unfearing}] 
  2:  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;  "bold-faced  lies";  "brazen  arrogance";  "the  modern 
  world  with  its  quick  material  successes  and  insolent 
  belief  in  the  boundless  possibilities  of  progress"- 
  Bertrand  Russell  [syn:  {barefaced},  {bodacious},  {bold-faced}, 
  {brassy},  {brazen},  {brazen-faced},  {insolent}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {daring},  {venturesome},  {venturous}] 




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