1. extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless: an audacious explorer.
2. extremely original; without restriction to prior ideas; highly inventive: an audacious vision of the city's bright future.
3. recklessly bold in defiance of convention, propriety, law, or the like; insolent; brazen.
4. lively; unrestrained; uninhibited: an audacious interpretation of her role.
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foolhardy, bold, resolute, adventurous, courageous, risky, brazen, brassy, brave, cheeky, daredevil, dauntless, enterprising, fearless, intrepid, nervy, rash, unafraid, undaunted, valiant
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1. courageous, intrepid, dauntless, venturesome.
3. unabashed, shameless; impertinent, forward.
Origin: 1540–50; audaci(ty) + -ous
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR AUDACIOUS
If true, however, this would be bribery at its most audacious—and creative.
PUTIN’S WORLD CUP PICASSO ‘BRIBE’|TUNKU VARADARAJAN|DECEMBER 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Record numbers of Scottish voters shot down an audacious bid to break their 300-year union with the United Kingdom.
SCOTLAND SAYS RESOUNDING ‘NO’ TO INDEPENDENCE|NICO HINES|SEPTEMBER 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was audacious and global in scope, yet annoying for being unavoidable.
U2 GENEROUSLY GIVES US A LOUSY ALBUM, SUCKS AT THE CORPORATE TEAT|HAMPTON STEVENS|SEPTEMBER 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The change, so audacious, so unorthodox, disconcerted the Costa Ricans.
COSTA RICA VS. THE NETHERLANDS: A TALE OF TWO GOALIES|TUNKU VARADARAJAN|JULY 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Variety taps Depardieu's "audacious performance [as] undeniably the pic's chief selling point."
FRENCH POLITICAL SEX MOVIE ABOUT DSK SETS CANNES AQUIVER|TRACY MCNICOLL|MAY 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Leo, without agreeing with her views, enjoyed her fresh and audacious character.
THE ROAD TO THE OPEN|ARTHUR SCHNITZLER
But now for the juvenile but audacious Portland, who describes herself as "the commercial metropolis of the Northwest."
TWO YEARS IN OREGON|WALLIS NASH
Not the melody only, but the often audacious, epigrammatic philosophy of her tongue as well, sold her calas and gingercakes.
THE GRANDISSIMES|GEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE
And to think it had been performed by an audacious slip of a boy of fifteen!
THE WORLD'S GREAT MEN OF MUSIC|HARRIETTE BROWER
Wayne hesitated, partly to translate O'Reilly's rumblings and partly to marvel at an audacious idea taking shape in his mind.
HIGH DRAGON BUMP|DON THOMPSON