audacious

This adjective is very bold — if you are audacious, you are daring and unconventional!

The adjective audacious comes from the Latin word audacia and means "daring, boldness, courage," and often gets applied in situations where someone does something pretty unusual, like becoming an astronaut and going to the moon. It can also mean challenging conventions and doing things that most people don't do, such as when Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the United States to become a doctor. Blackwell then inspired Elizabeth Garrett Anderson to become the first female doctor in England. And the rest is history!

DEFINITIONS OF: audacious

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adj disposed to venture or take risks

audacious visions of the total conquest of space”
“an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas”
Synonyms:
daring, venturesome, venturous
adventuresome, adventurous
willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises

adj unrestrained by convention or propriety

“an audacious trick to pull”
Synonyms:
bald-faced, barefaced, bodacious, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, insolent
unashamed
used of persons or their behavior; feeling no shame

adj invulnerable to fear or intimidation

audacious explorers”
Synonyms:
brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing
bold
fearless and daring
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