• WordNet 3.6
    • n audaciousness aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery "he had the audacity to question my decision"
    • n audaciousness fearless daring
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Audaciousness The quality of being audacious; impudence; audacity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n audaciousness The quality of being audacious; boldness; reckless daring; impudence; audacity.
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In literature:

She wore a red blouse and a grey skirt, and the audacious high-heeled red slippers.
"The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne" by William J. Locke
Never had the Faubourg beheld such audacious impropriety.
"The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
He was neither bad enough, nor audacious enough, nor foolish enough, for such perjury as that.
"He Knew He Was Right" by Anthony Trollope
He changed his plans a dozen times over before he arrived at last at the audacious decision he was seeking.
"Rung Ho!" by Talbot Mundy
An audacious desire to steal one embrace from the dear old man came over me, and almost unmanned me.
"How I Found Livingstone" by Henry M. Stanley
AUDACIOUS, having spirit and confidence.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
AUDACIOUS, having spirit and confidence.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
Nor could any teasing prevail to draw from him what had been on his audacious lips to say.
"The Imperialist" by (a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
Thank you, good captain; you may see I am somewhat audacious.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
The most priestly countenances soon beamed with cheerfulness, and the officers and courtiers outdid each other in audacious jokes.
"Uarda, Complete A Romance Of Ancient Egypt" by Georg Ebers

In poetry:

The lady trembled, as in a daze;
With a startled gaze of blank amaze,
She looked at the figure who stood by her side
And audaciously claimed her for his bride.
"The Lay Of The Lady Lorraine" by Carolyn Wells
Of Prometheus, how undaunted
On Olympus' shining bastions
His audacious foot he planted,
Myths are told and songs are chanted,
Full of promptings and suggestions.
"Prometheus, Or, The Poet's Forethought. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I should be dumb before thee, feathered sage!
And gaze upon thy phiz with solemn awe,
But for a most audacious wish to gauge
The hoarded wisdom of thy learned craw.
"To a Captive Owl" by Henry Timrod
How low the houses seem, and all the people are mere flies.
That fellow pokes his hat up till it scratches on the skies.
Impudent! Audacious! But, by Jove, he blinds the eyes!
"Two Travellers in the Place Vendome" by Amy Lowell
Satan. To arms, to arms! to ruin and to blood
Yes, now to blood, infernal leeches all!
Again, again proclaiming war to Heaven,
And let us put to flight
Every audacious foe
That ventures to disturb our ancient peace.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 1. " by William Cowper
Canst not, by rummaging within thy consciousness,
Find some bright vice to bare, as 't were a flashing sword?
Some gay, audacious vice, which wield with dexterousness,
And make to shine, and shoot red lightnings Heavenward!
"What Sayest Thou, Traveller" by Paul Verlaine

In news:

Bruce McKenzie's audacious Iago, Charles Dean's tender turn in The Price, Clive Worsley swooping from a noble Cyrano to a complex Cabaret emcee: 2005 was a banner year for male bravura.
Slobodan Milosevic's decision to ex-pel the entire Albanian population of Kosovo was so audacious and so ruthless that it caught the West by surprise.
Captivated spectators called it audacious and awe-inspiring.
Today, the FDA told the Corn Refiners (the good people behind that awesomely audacious series of ads about how corn syrup is natural) that they're not allowed to change the name of high fructose corn syrup to "corn sugar".
Continuing on our geography theme, here's a site with the audaciousness to grade the country flags of the world.
But this fall, it is being audacious.
I suppose that it was a given from the get-go that a film project as ambitious and audacious in its reach as Cloud Atlas would ultimately turn out a product that critics would either love or hate.
"Audacious American" Remembered on KET .
Showtime's aggressively raunchy and audaciously funny new sitcom, House of Lies, has a number of lucky things going for it.
Com, one of the most audacious experiments in advertising, said yesterday that it would no longer give away computers and Internet access.
It was an audacious gamble.
In the world of drag racing, few promoters are as audacious as Byron Dragway's Ron Leek.
Thirteen years ago, an audacious design in a remote corner of Nebraska reframed the parameters of prairie golf—and paved the way for these fun new.
Audacious Spaniard won five major golf titles.
Cody Nickell can boil Gulfshore Playhouse 's audacious "Reza in Rep" experiment down to six words.

In science:

Kepler is an audacious mission that places rigorous demands on the science pipeline used to process the ever-accumulating, large amount of data and to identify and characterize the minute planetary signatures hiding in the data haystack.
Proceedings of the 2011 New York Workshop on Computer, Earth and Space Science
If we audaciously relax the parameter requirement for positive kinetic energy, i.e., a2 < −1 and µ < 0, this phantom scenario will turn out to be interesting.
Torsion Cosmology of Poincar\'e gauge theory and the constraints of its parameters via SNeIa data
Finally, we should realise that this is a rather audacious approach: we are exploiting ultraviolet physics on a relatively coarse lattice.
Infrared and ultraviolet properties of the Landau gauge quark propagator
The idea is straightforward though audacious: an algorithm is devised such that all Feynman diagrams (involving all topologies, all expansion orders and all allowed momenta and frequencies) are sampled in a Monte Carlo scheme.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
This realisation led Leedham-Green and Newman to formulate an audacious generalization, that became known as the “coclass conjectures”.
Some aspects of profinite group theory