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bold

adjective

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1 inclined or willing to take risks
  • our youngest brother was the boldest one in the family, instantly taking to everything from skiing to skateboarding

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2 displaying or marked by rude boldness
  • you're a bold little brat for trying to steal my stuff while I'm right here

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5 having an incline approaching the perpendicular
  • the advanced climbers chose a bold cliff to test themselves

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6 feeling or displaying no fear by temperament
  • the bold explorers who will someday journey to other planets

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“Bold.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bold. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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