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Audacious is a synonym of pert.

As an adjective audacious

is showing willingness to take bold risks; recklessly daring.

As an acronym pert is

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(en adjective)
  • Showing willingness to take bold risks; recklessly daring.
  • * 22 March 2012 , Scott Tobias, AV Club The Hunger Games [http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-hunger-games,71293/]
  • That such a safe adaptation could come of The Hunger Games speaks more to the trilogy’s commercial ascent than the book’s actual content, which is audacious and savvy in its dark calculations.
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  • Impudent.
  • Synonyms

    * (willing to take bold risks) bold, daring, temeritous, temerarious


    * (willing to take bold risks) shy, cautious, prudent

    Derived terms

    () * audaciously * audaciousness




  • Attractive (of a person); well-formed, shapely (of a part of the body).
  • Lively; alert and cheerful; bright.
  • * 1594 , William Shakespeare, , Act 1, Scene 1:
  • "Go Philostrate, Stirre vp the Athenian youth to merriments, Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth"
  • * 2009 , Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall , Fourth Estate 2010, p. 333:
  • "You'll not be so pert when the Cornish seize you. They spit children like you and roast them on bonfires."
  • (obsolete) Open; evident; unhidden; apert.
  • (Piers Plowman)


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * pertly * pertness


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To behave with pertness.
  • Anagrams

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