daring

adjective
dar·​ing | \ ˈder-iŋ How to pronounce daring (audio) \

Definition of daring

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: venturesomely bold in action or thought

daring

noun

Definition of daring (Entry 2 of 2)

: venturesome boldness

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Other Words from daring

Adjective

daringly \ ˈder-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce daringly (audio) \ adverb
daringness noun

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Adjective

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 a jaunty 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 recklessness that is inconsistent with good sense. the foolhardy sailor ventured into the storm

Examples of daring in a Sentence

Adjective

a daring reporter who has covered several wars She's a daring innovator in the field of biotechnology. a daring plan to steal the famous painting She decided to wear a daring dress to the party. ideas that are new and daring the artist's daring use of color

Noun

Skydiving requires both skill and daring. He performs the trick with the daring of a stuntman.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

In comparison to her sister-in-law, Meghan's look was more contemporary and daring—a fitting choice given her decision to depart from tradition in some many ways with regards to her new bundle of joy. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Here's How Meghan Markle's Baby Debut Outfit Compared to Kate Middleton's," 8 May 2019 The Met Gala is famous for bold, daring fashion and extravagance, but serving multiple looks during an entrance takes things to the next level. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Everyone Is Freaking Out Over Lady Gaga's Met Gala Entrance, As They Should," 6 May 2019 The celebrant wore black sandals and kept her hair down with the daring look. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything to Know About Kourtney Kardashian's 40th Birthday Party," 19 Apr. 2019 The resulting Met Gala gown, conceived as a subtle nod to the brand’s name, manages to be daring and wearable at once. Vogue, "Sofia Sanchez de Betak Wore a Mango-Inspired Dress That Wowed on the Met Gala Red Carpet," 7 May 2019 Beauty Awards 2019 22 Slides One of the top beauty themes of the year was daring, convention-bucking color with midnight blue lips, ultraviolet eyes, and celestial glitter aglow returning to the spotlight. Glamour, "Beauty Awards: The 22 Best Makeup Products of the Year," 25 Mar. 2019 No, the new royal didn’t actually completely change her look (though how daring would that be!). Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "This Is What Meghan Markle Would Look Like If She Went Blonde," 10 Aug. 2018 But Gearbox did debut a new Pathologic 2 trailer, which was incredibly cool and daring of them. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Borderlands 3 reveal brings back familiar faces and "over one billion guns," including a gun that walks," 28 Mar. 2019 The lack of expenses make CubeSats ideal for daring missions, and constellations of them may become ubiquitous in low-Earth orbit. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "How a Small CubeSat Became the Unlikely Hero of the InSight Landing," 29 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Norwegian authorities then launched a daring rescue operation despite the high winds, eventually winching 479 passengers off the ship by helicopter in an operation that went on for hours Saturday night and into Sunday morning. Jan M. Olsen, The Seattle Times, "Norway opens probe into why cruise ship ventured into storm," 25 Mar. 2019 Taking to Instagram to share a casual OOTD with her 113million followers on the platform, KKW posed the house down in a daring, muted gold bodysuit, leaving approximately zero the imagination. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kim Kardashian's Naked Gold Bodysuit Leaves Zero to the Imagination," 2 Apr. 2019 The actress embraces her chameleonic fashion impulses with both hands, flaunting a classically feminine silhouette on the red carpet one moment, and then switching things up with a daring, androgynous look the next. Vogue, "Elizabeth Debicki Is Redefining the Look of Australian Cool," 20 Mar. 2019 There’s also the cocky Hype Fazon (Donald Faison), cranky and ex-Imperial pilot Griff Halloran (Stephen Stanton), the cold Frey Fenris (Mary Elizabeth McGlynn), and the daring Bo Keevil (whose voice actor wasn’t revealed, weirdly). Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Meet the pilots of Star Wars Resistance in a new featurette," 14 Sep. 2018 This is one of those inspirational all-American tales of a poor immigrant’s son going from rags to riches with good old-fashioned hard work and sheer daring. John Williams, New York Times, "Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: The Rags-to-Riches Life of Kirk Kerkorian," 21 Jan. 2018 On the 2019 red carpet, Emma took a risk with a daring, sharp-shoulder Louis Vuitton outfit, featuring lots and lots of copper sequins. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Emma Stone's 2019 Oscars Dress Is Basically a Sequin-Covered Honey Comb," 25 Feb. 2019 With a daring and often wild run, Shiffrin won the super-G by 0.02 seconds at the skiing world championships Tuesday for her first medal in a speed event at a major championship. Steve Douglas, The Seattle Times, "Shiffrin wins super-G, Vonn crashes at worlds," 5 Feb. 2019 As her experiment evolves, Ms. Zizka must balance artistic daring with pragmatic considerations that American nonprofit institutions inevitably face. Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Times, "A Philadelphia Theater Heading, and Sweating, in a New Direction," 3 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of daring

Adjective

1575, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1584, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for daring

daring

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of daring

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: willing to do dangerous or difficult things
: showing a lack of fear

daring

noun

English Language Learners Definition of daring (Entry 2 of 2)

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

daring

adjective
dar·​ing | \ ˈder-ing\

Kids Definition of daring

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

daring

noun

Kids Definition of daring (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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