audacia

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See also: audácia

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin audācia.

Noun[edit]

audacia f (plural audacie)

  1. daring, audacity
  2. boldness
  3. provocativeness

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

audāx (bold, daring) +‎ -ia

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

audācia f (genitive audāciae); first declension

  1. The state or quality of being bold; boldness.
  2. (good sense) Daring, intrepidity, courage, valor, confidence; a daring or courageous action.
  3. (bad sense) Daring, audacity, impetuosity, recklessness, rashness, presumption, insolence; a reckless or audacious action.

Usage notes[edit]

Audācia only properly renders a sense of courage, valor or confidence in connection to risk-taking; when used in these senses there is a quality of reckless action implied. To render "courage" in the sense of an innate human quality, animōsitās is better. To render confidence in a similar sense, use cōnfīdentia.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative audācia audāciae
Genitive audāciae audāciārum
Dative audāciae audāciīs
Accusative audāciam audāciās
Ablative audāciā audāciīs
Vocative audācia audāciae

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: audàcia
  • French: audace
  • Galician: audacia
  • Italian: audacia

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin audācia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /auˈdaθja/, [au̯ˈðaθja]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /auˈdasja/, [au̯ˈðasja]

Noun[edit]

audacia f (plural audacias)

  1. audacity
  2. boldness, daring

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