Audacious

Audacious

Correct pronunciation:

ȯ-ˈdā-shəs 

Definition:

1. showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks

2. not restrained by a sense of shame or propriety; rudely bold; brazen

3. Showing willingness to take bold risks; recklessly daring

4. contemptuous of law, religion, or decorum: INSOLENT

5. recklessly bold in defiance of convention, propriety, law, or the like; insolent; brazen

This adjective is very bold — if you are audacious, you are daring and unconventional!

– Vocabulary Dictionary

Part of Speech (POS):

adjective

Why is it important to know a word’s part of speech?

Answer:

Understanding the different parts of speech is important for understanding how words work and how words can and should be joined to make sentences that are grammatically correct.

If a word has multiple meanings, how are people supposed to differentiate what definition is applicable?

Answer:

Context clues are hints found within a sentence, paragraph, or passage that a reader can use to understand the meanings of new or unfamiliar words.

 Readers will need to especially pay attention to context clues. Doing so will allow them to be able to decide upon the appropriate definition to fit the context in which the word is being used.

Synonyms for the word audacious:

Remember, a synonym is a word or phrase that has the exact or near exact definition as another word or phrase.

• bold

• foolhardy

• risky

• impertinent

• impudent

• insolent

Other word forms of Audacious

audaciously = adverb

audaciousness = noun

Why is knowing various forms of a word important?

Answer:

Knowing the various forms of a word allows the writer to use a word they like in many ways. This allows for creativity and varied sentence structure, which are important to writing well.

Below are forms of audacious used correctly in different sentence types: 

• Despite Paul’s audaciousness, he’s a hard worker and is committed to catching the bad guys. (Complex Sentence) 

• Paul is a young, audacious, police officer fighting to end crime, and he devotes much of his free time mentoring young black men. (Compound Sentence) 

• The officers were audacious, and they showed no regard for George Floyd’s life, so in my opinion, they all deserve to be criminally prosecuted. (Compound-Complex Sentence)

• Paul audaciously lunged into the deep murky water, and he pulled the child to safety. (Compound Sentence)

• “The audaciousness of the corrupt police officers offended the peaceful protesters,” said Paul.  (Simple Sentence)

In the above examples, we have provided the four English sentence types as examples to give you a visual of how each sentence type should be structured.

Activity:

1. Write three complex sentences using the word audacious.

A complex sentence is a sentence that contains one independent and at least one dependent clause.

An independent clause is a complete thought that can stand alone as a sentence.

A dependent clause is not a complete thought. It is a sentence that depends on the independent clause.

2. Write two compound sentences using the word audacious.

A compound sentence is a sentence containing two or more independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction or semicolon.

3. Write four simple sentences using the noun, adjective, and adverb word forms for audacious.

4. After proofreading your sentences, type them into the Leave a Reply/Leave a Comment section below (keep scrolling down).

5. Please review The 4 Types of Sentences workshop in our Basic Rules of Grammar category. At the very bottom of this page, you will find a search bar section where you can type in the words The 4 Types of Sentences to find the workshop and other helpful workshops.

A member of our teaching staff will provide helpful feedback for the sentences you provide in the comment section below. If you have any questions related to this workshop, please feel free to post those as well.

Writing Tip: Use the word during a conversation today. The more you familiarize yourself with this word by consistently incorporating it into your vocabulary and writing, the easier it will be to remember the word.

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