One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the audience were left gasping at his audacious exploits’
bold, daring, fearless, intrepid, brave, unafraid, unflinching, courageous, valiant, valorous, heroic, dashing, plucky, daredevil, devil-may-care, death-or-glory, reckless, wild, madcap
adventurous, venturesome, enterprising, dynamic, spirited, mettlesome
informal game, gutsy, spunky, ballsy, have-a-go, go-ahead
rare venturous, temerarious
2‘Des made some audacious remark to her’
impudent, impertinent, insolent, presumptuous, forward, cheeky, irreverent, discourteous, disrespectful, insubordinate, ill-mannered, bad-mannered, unmannerly, mannerless, rude, crude, brazen, brazen-faced, brash, shameless, pert, defiant, bold, bold as brass, outrageous, shocking, out of line
informal brass-necked, cocky, lippy, mouthy, fresh, flip
British informal saucy, smart-arsed
North American informal sassy, nervy, smart-assed
archaic malapert, contumelious
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