procacious

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin procax ‎(bold, impudent), from proco ‎(ask, demand), from procus ‎(suitor).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

procacious ‎(comparative more procacious, superlative most procacious)

  1. Bold, forward, insolent.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      Philosophy first became public when it proposed to teach character to this strapping lout with a procacious cock, the superfluous energy of a horse, and the restless attention of a child, []