audacious
adjective Etymology: Middle French audacieux, from audace boldness, from Latin audacia, from audac-, audax bold, from audēre to dare, from avidus eager — more at avid Date: 1550 1. a. intrepidly daring ; adventurous <
an audacious mountain climber
>
b. recklessly bold ; rash <
an audacious maneuver
>
2. contemptuous of law, religion, or decorum ; insolent 3. marked by originality and verve <
audacious experiments
>
audaciously adverbaudaciousness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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