Au*da"cious (?), a. [F. audacieux, as if fr. LL. audaciosus (not found), fr. L. audacia audacity, fr. audax, -acis, bold, fr. audere to dare.]
Daring; spirited; adventurous.
As in a cloudy chair, ascending rides
Contemning the restraints of law, religion, or decorum; bold in wickedness; presumptuous; impudent; insolent.
" Audacious traitor." Shak.
" Such audacious
Committed with, or proceedings from, daring effrontery or contempt of law, morality, or decorum.
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