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.
ETYM Latin intrepidus: cf. French intrépide. Related to In- not, and Trepidation.
Not trembling or shaking with fear; fearless; bold; brave; undaunted; courageous; SYN. fearless, dauntless, resolute, brave, courageous, daring, valiant, heroic.
ETYM Old Eng. valiant, French vaillant, Old Fren. vaillant, valant, originally p. pr. of Old Fren. and French valoir to be worth, Latin valere to be strong. Related to Wield, Avail, Convalesce, Equivalent, Prevail, Valid.
Having or showing valor; SYN. valorous.