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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Adjective

daringly \ ˈder-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce daring (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 Her daring approach to planning, her innate understanding of how to delight a discerning clientele, and her effortless aesthetic have cemented her role as the high-end bride’s secret weapon. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 Oct. 2021 Use these designer tips to pull off this daring look. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Oct. 2021 Well, no one can remember Walter Alston asking Sandy Koufax to enter the game after an opener, or anyone daring suggest to Juan Marichal that an opener would start one of his games, but these are different times. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 14 Oct. 2021 The life of Michael Schumacher, who rose to a Formula One icon thanks to a daring and defiant spirit, is explored in this insightful documentary. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 8 Oct. 2021 Missing artworks by Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian have been recovered by Greek police almost a decade after they were stolen in a daring museum heist. CNN, 29 June 2021 Even daring to hop over to Reddit, check out strangers’ boats, setups, towns, stockpiles of resources, their new hats. Aigner Loren Wilson, Wired, 16 Sep. 2021 Vera Wang has been a fixture on the Met Gala red carpet for years, but the fashion designer's look last night might have been her most daring to date. Hanna Flanagan, PEOPLE.com, 14 Sep. 2021 The pieces are both chic and daring in equal measure. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 13 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The two projects are perfect vehicles for Ahmed’s twitchy intensity and emotional daring, spanning genres in ways that highlight his versatility. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 20 Oct. 2021 Ducournau boldly blasts past the absurdities of the story with an overheated style, filled with low angles that exalt the fury, the daring, and the heroism of her characters—especially of Vincent and Alexia. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 5 Oct. 2021 In 1486 a young philosopher named Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463–1494), famed for his memory, his polyglot learning, and his daring, decided to hold a public disputation in Rome. Anthony Grafton, The New York Review of Books, 5 Nov. 2020 Johnson’s corset and leather pants felt fresh—the kind of daring, rockstar-worthy combination that would seem right at home on Rihanna or Dua Lipa . Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 30 Sep. 2021 Olivia Rodrigo took the punk rock aesthetic from her debut album Sour straight to the 2021 Met Gala on Monday evening (Sept. 13) with her daring-yet-chic outfit. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 13 Sep. 2021 The Alaska State Fair experience should be a combination of comforting nostalgia, reckless daring, oysters, prize-winning quilts and pig cuddling, not necessarily in that order. Mara Severin, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Aug. 2021 After decades in the shadows of men's skateboarding, the future for the sport's daring, trailblazing women suddenly looked brighter than ever at the Tokyo Games on Monday. John Leicester, ajc, 26 July 2021 After decades in the shadows of men's skateboarding, the future for the sport's daring, trailblazing women suddenly looked brighter than ever at the Tokyo Games on Monday. John Leicester, ajc, 26 July 2021

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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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“Daring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daring. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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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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