1. [ noun ] the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
Synonyms: boldness hardihood

"the proposal required great boldness"

Related terms: timidity fearlessness audacity shamelessness daredevilry adventurousness dare bold
2. [ adjective ] disposed to venture or take risks
Synonyms: venturesome venturous audacious

"audacious visions of the total conquest of space" "an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas" "the most daring of contemporary fiction writers" "a venturesome investor" "a venturous spirit"

Related terms: adventurous
3. [ noun ] a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
Synonyms: dare

"he could never refuse a dare"

Related terms: challenge defy
4. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 24776
5. [ adjective ] (theater) radically new or original
Synonyms: avant-garde

"an avant-garde theater piece"

Related terms: original
Similar spelling:   daringly