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AUDA'CIOUS, adjective [Latin audax; audeo, to dare. The sense is, advancing forward.]

1. Very bold or daring; impudent; conteming the restraints of law, religion or decorum; used for bold in wickedness; applied to persons; as an audacious wretch.

2. Committed with, or proceeding from, daring effrontery, or contempt of law; as an audacious crime.

3. Bold; spirited.