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1daring

adjective dar·ing

: willing to do dangerous or difficult things

: showing a lack of fear

Full Definition of DARING

:  venturesomely bold in action or thought
dar·ing·ly \-iŋ-lē\ adverb
dar·ing·ness noun
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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

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>.

2daring

noun

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

Full Definition of DARING

:  venturesome boldness

Examples of DARING

  1. Skydiving requires both skill and daring.
  2. He performs the trick with the daring of a stuntman.

First Known Use of DARING

1584
DARINGLY Defined for Kids

1daring

adjective dar·ing \ˈder-ing\

Definition of DARING for Kids

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

2daring

noun

Definition of DARING for Kids

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

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