Christie was quick to respond with a statement that began with a line that was audacious even by Jersey standards.
Yet such a move would almost certainly be widely seen as an audacious display of ingratitude.
Up from History offers an audacious revision of Washington's reputation.
1540s, "confident, intrepid," from Middle French audacieux, from audace "boldness," from Latin audacia "daring, boldness, courage," from audax "brave, bold, daring," but more often "bold" in a bad sense, "audacious, rash, foolhardy," from audere "to dare, be bold." Bad sense of "shameless" is attested from 1590s in English. Related: Audaciously.