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daring

adjective dar·ing
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of daring

: venturesomely bold in action or thought

daringly

play \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

daringness

noun

Examples of daring in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of daring from the Web

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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 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

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daring

noun

Definition of daring

: venturesome boldness

Examples of daring in a Sentence

  1. Skydiving requires both skill and daring.

  2. He performs the trick with the daring of a stuntman.

Recent Examples of daring from the Web

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First Known Use of daring

1584


DARING Defined for English Language Learners

daring

adjective

Definition of daring for English Language Learners

  • : willing to do dangerous or difficult things

  • : showing a lack of fear


daring

noun

Definition of daring for English Language Learners

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


DARING Defined for Kids

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daring

adjective dar·ing \ ˈder-ing \

Definition of daring for Students

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

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daring

noun

Definition of daring for Students

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


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