What does the word audacious mean?

Usage examples for audacious

  1. Mr. Andrew then addressed the old gentleman in the most audacious manner. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. The woman remained silent for a moment after this rude assault, and fixed her dark, oriental eyes with a sort of fascination on the flushed face lifted in audacious rebellion to hers. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  3. They would have made her cruelly audacious, and her temper would have known no license; but now, suddenly, she had a vision of him as he stamped down the staircase, his coat off, laying the sjambok on the shoulders of the man who had injured her so, who hated her so, and had done so over all the years. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker