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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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From audax ‘bold’.



en-adj more
  1. Showing willingness to take bold risks; recklessly daring.
  2. Impudent.


showing willingness to take bold risks

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audacious in Slovenian: Audacious

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