Synonyms for audacious
- smart ass
Antonyms for audacious
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AUDACIOUS
There was no audacious bobcat around to worry them that night.
She was an audacious woman, and openly looked compassionately at me.
It was audacious in me, but I took another liberty with Pangloss.
Alice glanced at his serious face, and yielded to an audacious temptation.
Audacious as I was, I did not care to inquire in what room I should find them.
Surely the storm would burst at last about this audacious woman's head.
The audacious irony of his words filled Plowden with an instant purpose.
He was exposing himself in most audacious fashion, as was his wont.
He devised them—an audacious plan; and his task was only half done.
This feeling accounts for nine tenths of their audacious gestures.
1540s, "confident, intrepid," from Middle French audacieux, from audace "boldness," from Latin audacia "daring, boldness, courage," from audax "brave, bold, daring," but more often "bold" in a bad sense, "audacious, rash, foolhardy," from audere "to dare, be bold." Bad sense of "shameless" is attested from 1590s in English. Related: Audaciously.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AUDACIOUS
- high and mighty
- on an ego trip
- puffed up
- stuck up
- wise guy