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bold

 
 
pronunciation:
bold
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: bolder, boldest
definition 1: brave; daring.
It was bold of you to speak up so forcefully at the town meeting.The bold young man fought off the elderly woman's attacker.
synonyms:
brave, courageous, daring, fearless, intrepid, valiant
antonyms:
cowardly, safe, shy, spineless, timid
similar words:
adventurous, audacious, gritty, lionhearted, pioneer, plucky, resolute, romantic, spunky, stout-hearted, undaunted
definition 2: imaginative; innovative.
It was a bold and exciting plan, but no one was sure it would work.We need some bold ideas to create this new product line.The extraordinary scientist Nicola Tesla was a bold thinker and inventor.
synonyms:
audacious, imaginative, innovative
similar words:
adventurous, creative, daring, defiant, enterprising, original, pioneer, venturesome
definition 3: very showy; conspicuous.
The new museum with its bold architecture is the object of both hate and admiration.
synonyms:
flashy, garish, showy
antonyms:
delicate, wishy-washy
similar words:
daring, gaudy, obtrusive, ostentatious, pretentious
definition 4: brazen; forward.
The actress was insulted by the bold question and refused to answer it.I find his bold manner unpleasant and full of egotism.You shouldn't be so bold with the boss; he'll see it as a challenge to his authority.
synonyms:
brash, brassy, brazen, forward, presumptuous
antonyms:
bashful, shy, timid
similar words:
audacious, bald-faced, barefaced, bold-faced, cheeky, familiar, free, fresh, impertinent, impudent, insolent, obtrusive, rude, saucy, shameless, unabashed
definition 5: set in boldface type.
The bold words stand out from the others.
similar words:
bold-faced
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derivations: boldly (adv.), boldness (n.)
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