: bold in manner or conduct : impudent
usually boldfaced : being or set in boldface

Examples of bold-faced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tales of their genesis constitute latter-day Greek myths whose gods have bold-faced names like Onassis and Niarchos. Virginia Heffernan, WIRED, 14 Feb. 2024 Other bold-faced names to present BAFTA Film Awards include Andrew Scott, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daisy Edgar Jones, Daryl McCormack, Keegan-Michael Key, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lily Collins, Marisa Abela, Rebecca Ferguson, Sheila Atim and Taylor Russell. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Feb. 2024 Usher joins a growing list of bold-faced names to pose for the shapewear brand. Anna Tingley, Variety, 5 Feb. 2024 Trainor is far from the only bold-faced name in the cosmetics brand’s Super Bowl ad teaser. Anna Chan, Billboard, 30 Jan. 2024 Since opening last year it’s become a buzzy spot attracting locals and bold-faced names alike who linger on its patio sipping wines and nibbling on crudo. Hugh Garvey, Sunset Magazine, 26 Dec. 2023 Among the founding bold-faced creators are Brian Azzarello, Marc Bernardin, Elsa Charretier, Joëlle Jones, James Tynion IV and Eduardo Risso. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Dec. 2023 The cult favorite brand is already ultra-affordable compared to most luxe skincare brands but loyalists claim that their products are just as good (if not better) than bold-faced brands with heftier price tags. Anna Tingley, Variety, 24 Nov. 2023 Poehler is now one of more than 185 instructors on MasterClass, which is rapidly growing their roster of bold-faced instructors with classes taught by Kris Jenner, Ringo Starr, Mariah Carey, Spike Lee, Serena Williams, Natalie Portman and more. Anna Tingley, Variety, 21 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bold-faced was in 1591

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“Bold-faced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bold-faced. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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: bold in manner or conduct
usually boldfaced : being or set in boldface
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