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.
With white face or facial mark.
barefaced / beəfeɪst /
1. With the face uncovered; not masked.
2. Without concealment; undisguised. Hence: Shameless; audacious.
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.
boldface / boʊld /
bold-faced / boʊldfeɪst /
1. Bold in manner or conduct; impudent
2 usually boldfaced; being or set in boldface. boldfaced
1. Resembling the sound of a brass instrument; SYN. brasslike.
2. Tastelessly showy; SYN. cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy.
brazen / breɪzn̩ /
ETYM Old Eng. brasen, as. braesen. Related to Brass.
Made of or resembling brass (as in color or hardness).
1. Made of brass.
2. Sounding harsh and loud like struck brass; of the color of polished brass.
3. Marked by contemptuous boldness.
brazen-faced / breɪzn feɪst /
Marked by insolence and bold disrespect . brazenfaced
cheeky / tʃiːki /
(British) Smart-alecky; forward.
cocksy / kɒksɪ /
cocky / kɑːki /
Overly self-confident or self-assertive.
contumelious / kɒntjuːmiːlɪəs /
ETYM Latin contumeliosus.
coxy / kɒksɪ /
cynic / sɪnɪk /
defiant / dəfaɪənt /
ETYM Cf. French défiant, p. pr. of défier. Related to Defy.
Boldly resisting authority or an opposing force.
1. At or near or directed toward the front.
2. Moving toward a position ahead; SYN. onward.
3. Of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle.
4. Situated at or toward the front.
5. Situated in the front.
6. Used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty.
1. Able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint
2. Not bound by shackles and chains; SYN. unchained, unfettered, unshackled, untied.
3. Not held in servitude
4. Done by hand without mechanical aids or devices; SYN. freehand, freehanded.
5. (Chemistry and physics) Unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion
6. Not literal; SYN. loose, liberal.
7. Not occupied or in use
8. Of one's own accord
immodest / ɪmɒdəst /
ETYM French immodeste, Latin immodestus immoderate; pref. im- not + modestus modest. Related to Modest.
1. Having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one's importance, ability, etc.
2. Offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance.
ETYM Latin impudens, -entis; pref. im- not + pudens ashamed, modest, p. pr. of pudere to feel shame: cf. French impudent.
Marked by casual disrespect; SYN. insolent, snotty-nosed, flip.
insolent / ɪnsələnt /
ETYM French insolent, Latin insolens, -entis, pref. in- not + solens accustomed, p. pr. of solere to be accustomed.
1. Haughty and contemptuous or brutal in behavior or language; overbearing; domineering; grossly rude or disrespectful.
2. Proceeding from or characterized by insolence; insulting.
ETYM An aphetic form of Old Eng. and Old Fren. apert open, known, true, free, or impudent. Related to Apert.
Bold; forward; impudent; saucy.
precocious / prɪkoʊʃəs /
ETYM Latin praecox, -ocis, and praecoquus, from praecoquere to cook or ripen beforehand; prae before + coquere to cook. Related to Cook, Apricot.
1. Characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude).
2. (Botany) Appearing or developing early.
presuming / prəzuːmɪŋ /
presumptuous / prəzəmptʃəwəs /
ETYM Latin praesumptuosus: cf. French présomptueux, Old Fren. also presumptuous. Related to Presumption.
1. Full of presumption; presuming; overconfident or audacious; rash; taking undue liberties.
2. Founded on presumption.
pretentious / pritenʃəs /
ETYM Cf. French prétentieux. Related to Pretend.
Making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction.
saucy / sɒsi /
1. Showing impertinent boldness or pertness; transgressing the rules of decorum; treating superiors with contempt; impudent; insolent
2. Expressive of, or characterized by, impudence; impertinent
ETYM Latin superciliosus, from supercilium an eyebrow, pride; super over, + cilium an eyelid; probably akin to celare to conceal. Related to Conceal.
Expressive of contempt; SYN. sneering, snide.
Disdainfully superior; overbearing.
venturous / ventʃərəs /
ETYM Aphetic form of Old Eng. aventurous. Related to Adventurous, Venture.
Daring; bold; hardy; fearless; venturesome; adventurous.
ETYM AS. hilt, hilte; akin to Old High Germ. helza, Prov. German hilze, Icel. hjalt.
The handle of a sword or dagger.
shaft / ʃæft /
ETYM Old Eng. shaft, schaft, as. sceaft.
1. A line that forms the length of an arrow pointer.
2. A long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow).
3. A vertical passage into a mine.
4. A vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator).
5. The vertical part of a column.
stem / stem /
ETYM as. stemn, stefn, staefn.
The tube of a tobacco pipe.
Main supporting axis of a plant that bears the leaves, buds, and reproductive structures; it may be simple or branched. The plant stem usually grows above ground, although some grow underground, including rhizomes, corms, rootstocks, and tubers. Stems contain a continuous vascular system that conducts water and food to and from all parts of the plant.
The point on a stem from which a leaf or leaves arise is called a node, and the space between two successive nodes is the internode. In some plants, the stem is highly modified; for example, it may form a leaflike cladode or it may be twining (as in many climbing plants), or fleshy and swollen to store water (as in cacti and other succulents). In plants exhibiting secondary growth, the stem may become woody, forming a main trunk, as in trees, or a number of branches from ground level, as in shrubs.
1. Check, dam.
2. An act or instance of stemming on skis.
ETYM Old Eng. sticke, as. sticca; akin to stician to stab, prick, pierce, German stecken a stick, staff, Old High Germ. steccho, Icel. stik a stick. Related to Stick.
1. A small thin branch of a tree.
2. A length of wood.
3. A lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane; SYN. control stick, joystick.
4. Threat of a penalty.
tang / tæŋ /
Sinonimi: sea tang
1. Any of various coarse seaweeds; SYN. sea tang.
2. A sharp twanging sound