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daring

adjective dar·ing

Simple Definition of daring

  • : willing to do dangerous or difficult things

  • : showing a lack of fear

Full Definition of daring

  1. :  venturesomely bold in action or thought

dar·ing·ly play \-iŋ-lē\ adverb
dar·ing·ness noun

Examples of daring

  1. a daring reporter who has covered several wars

  2. She's a daring innovator in the field of biotechnology.

  3. a daring plan to steal the famous painting

  4. She decided to wear a daring dress to the party.

  5. ideas that are new and daring

  6. the artist's daring use of color



1575

First Known Use of daring

1575

Synonym Discussion of daring

adventurous, venturesome, daring, daredevil, rash, reckless, foolhardy mean exposing oneself to danger more than required by good sense. adventurous implies a willingness to accept risks but not necessarily imprudence <adventurous pioneers>. venturesome implies eagerness for perilous undertakings <venturesome stunt pilots>. daring implies fearlessness in courting danger <daring mountain climbers>. daredevil stresses ostentation in daring <daredevil motorcyclists>. rash suggests imprudence and lack of forethought <a rash decision>. reckless implies heedlessness of probable consequences <a reckless driver>. foolhardy suggests a lack of good sense <the foolhardy sailor ventured into the storm>.

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daring

noun dar·ing

Simple Definition of daring

  • : the quality of being willing to do dangerous or difficult things : courage or fearlessness

Full Definition of daring

  1. :  venturesome boldness


DARING Defined for Kids

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daring

adjective dar·ing \ˈder-ing\

Definition of daring

  1. :  ready to take risks :  bold, venturesome <a daring explorer>




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daring

noun dar·ing

Definition of daring

  1. :  bold fearlessness :  readiness to take chances <It took daring to fly the first airplanes.>





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