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bold

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adjective \ˈbōld\

Simple Definition of bold

  • : not afraid of danger or difficult situations

  • : showing or needing confidence or lack of fear

  • : very confident in a way that may seem rude or foolish

Full Definition of bold

  1. 1 a :  fearless before danger :  intrepid b :  showing or requiring a fearless daring spirit

  2. 2 :  impudent, presumptuous

  3. 3 obsolete :  assured, confident

  4. 4 :  sheer, steep <bold cliffs>

  5. 5 :  adventurous, free <a bold thinker>

  6. 6 :  standing out prominently

  7. 7 :  being or set in boldface

bold·ly play \ˈbōl(d)-lē\ adverb
bold·ness play \ˈbōl(d)-nəs\ noun

Examples of bold

  1. Few politicians have been bold enough to oppose the plan to cut taxes.

  2. It's a bold plan that might fail.

  3. Hiring a novice was a bold move.

  4. He punished the bold child for talking back.

  5. I'd like to offer a few criticisms, if I may be so bold.

  6. She wore a dress with bold stripes.

  7. The painting is done in bold colors.



Origin of bold

Middle English, from Old English beald; akin to Old High German bald bold


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with bold


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bold

noun

Definition of bold



Circa 1871

First Known Use of bold

circa 1871




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