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BODACIOUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does bodacious mean? 

BODACIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective BODACIOUS has 2 senses:

1. incorrigible
2. unrestrained by convention or propriety

  Familiarity information: BODACIOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BODACIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1bodacious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Incorrigible

Context example:

a bodacious gossip

Similar:

unmitigated (not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


Sense 2bodacious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unrestrained by convention or propriety

Synonyms:

brazen; brazen-faced; audacious; bald-faced; barefaced; bodacious; insolent; brassy

Context examples:

an audacious trick to pull / a barefaced hypocrite / the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim / bald-faced lies / brazen arrogance / the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress

Similar:

unashamed (used of persons or their behavior; feeling no shame)


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