Complete disregard for authority; Breaking rules; Annihilation of inhibitions; Complete freedom; a role- model.
Boy: Damn, that guy is bad ass! Did you see him punch that kid in the face?!
Other boy: Hell yeah, he's crazy. I wish I could do that.
by KathyBanana. November 20, 2007
Infinitely cool, über awesome, hardcore to the extreme.

Say what you will about Bruce Lee or Chuck Noris, Tsutomu Yamaguchi is, hands down, the most badass example of a badass ever to walk the earth: Tsutomu Yamaguchi was the only known survivor of BOTH atomic blasts. He died at age 93 on January 6, 2010.

There is NOTHING more badass than that.
"That Tsutomu Yamaguchi was one badass mofo: he lived through TWO atomic explosions! He eats atomic bombs for breakfast!"
by Platy007 January 06, 2010
Awesome to an extreme level, thereby leveraging unquestionable authority.
Sam Elliott's mustache = badass

by Matt Tomich November 08, 2006
adj. 1. A general term used to describe behavior that is fearless, authentic, compassionate, and ethical. 2. Well above the social standard for "normal" behavior. 3. The opposite of dumb ass behavior.
Justin Timberlake made the bad ass move to escort a fan to the Marine Corps Ball.
by Aspiring Bad Ass November 20, 2011
A badass knows what the fuck is up.
Steve McQueen is a badass.
by Mrs. badass April 22, 2011
Someone who is so cool it hurts others to even be in contact with their greatness.

Catherine Rose Dumas is so badass, it's unbelievable.
by gejki August 13, 2007
Badass is defined in one word: Caravaggio.
Son of a bitch was the most bitchin' painter around 1600, and he brawled his way around Italy. He was so badass, the Pope fucking pardoned him for killing some dude in a bar, just so he could come back to Rome (he had been on the run) and paint for some Renaissance-era mercenaries who happened to just love epic art. Damn, son. Damn.
Art student: Professor, who was the guy who painted multiple grotesque beheadings SO BEAUTIFULLY?

Art professor: You must be referring to Caravaggio. *does not try to hide gleam of admiration in eyes* Damn, he was a badass.
by Will Never Be As Badass February 06, 2010
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