ETYM French audacieux, as if from Late Lat. audaciosus (not found), from Latin audacia audacity, from audax, -acis, bold, from audere to dare.
1. Disposed to venture or take risks; SYN. daring, venturesome, venturous.
2. Invulnerable to fear or intimidation; SYN. brave, dauntless, fearless, intrepid, unfearing.
3. Unrestrained by convention or propriety.
ETYM Old Eng. bald, bold, AS. bald, beald; akin to Icel. ballr, Old High Germ. bald, Mid. High Germ. balt, Dutch boud, Goth. balthei boldness, Italian baldo. In German there remains only bald, adv. soon. Related to Bawd.
1. Clear and distinct.
2. Fearless and daring.
3. Marked by excessive confidence; SYN. cocksure, overconfident, positive.
4. Willing to take risks and try new things; SYN. venturesome.
1. excellent, first-rate — often used in interjectional expressions
2. Resembling or characteristic of a bully
ETYM French candide (cf. Italian candido), Latin candidus white, from candęre to be of a glowing white; akin to accendere, incendere, to set on fire, Skr. chand to shine. Related to Candle, Incense.
1. Informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared.
2. Openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; SYN. open.
3. Starkly realistic.
ETYM French courageux.
Possessing, or characterized by, courage; brave; bold.