Meaning of audacious

au•da•cious

Pronunciation: (ô-dā'shus), [key]
— adj.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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