boldness


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bold

 (bōld)
adj. bold·er, bold·est
1.
a. Fearless and daring; courageous: a bold leader.
b. Requiring or exhibiting courage or daring: a bold voyage to unknown lands. See Synonyms at brave.
2. Unduly forward and brazen; impudent: a bold, sassy child.
3. Strikingly different or unconventional; arresting or provocative: "[He] laid out a bold, new vision for America's leading universities" (Jerome Karabel).
4.
a. Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous: bold colors; a bold pattern.
b. Strong or pronounced; prominent: the bold flavor of ginger.
5. Steep or abrupt in grade or terrain: "The two walk along the high, bold, rocky shore" (Harriet Beecher Stowe).
6. Printing Boldface.

[Middle English, from Old English bald; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

bold′ly adv.
bold′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boldness - the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger; "the proposal required great boldness"; "the plan required great hardiness of heart"
fearlessness - the trait of feeling no fear
adventurousness, venturesomeness - the trait of being adventurous
daredevilry, daredeviltry - boldness as manifested in rash and daredevil behavior
audaciousness, audacity, temerity - fearless daring
brazenness, shamelessness - behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame
timidity, timorousness - fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities
2.boldness - impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
aggressiveness - the quality of being bold and enterprising
audaciousness, audacity - aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery; "he had the audacity to question my decision"
3.boldness - the quality of standing out strongly and distinctly
conspicuousness - high visibility

boldness

noun
Translations
جُرأةٍ، جَسارَةٍ
drzostsmělost
dristighed
dirfska
drznost
cesaretyüreklilik

boldness

[ˈbəʊldnɪs] N
1. (= daring) → audacia f
2. (= forwardness) → atrevimiento m, descaro m
3. (= striking quality) [of design, colours, clothes] → lo llamativo; [of lines, strokes] → lo enérgico; [of contrast] → lo marcado

boldness

[ˈbəʊldnɪs] n
(= fearlessness) → hardiesse f (= audacity) → audace f
(= impudence) → effronterie f
(= confidence) [artist, writer] → aplomb m, audace fbold type ncaractères mpl gras

boldness

n
(= bravery)Kühnheit f (geh), → Mut m; (of deed, plan also)Verwegenheit f
(= impudence, forwardness)Unverfrorenheit f, → Dreistigkeit f
(of colours, pattern, stripes)Kräftigkeit f; (of checks also)Grobheit f; (of strokes also)Kühnheit f (geh); (of style)Ausdruckskraft f

boldness

[ˈbəʊldnɪs] n (of person, plan) → audacia; (impudence) → sfacciataggine f, impudenza

bold

(bəuld) adjective
1. daring or fearless. a bold plan of attack.
2. striking and well-marked. a dress with bold stripes.
3. (of type) thick and clear, like this.
ˈboldly adverb
ˈboldness noun
bold as brass
very cheeky. She walked in late as bold as brass.
References in classic literature ?
I love it dearly, and I'll come, if you are quite sure nobody will hear me, and be disturbed," she added, fearing to be rude, and trembling at her own boldness as she spoke.
Heyward had too recently witnessed a frightful instance of the prompt punishments of the people into whose hands he had fallen to hazard an exposure by any officious boldness.
He appeared to gaze at the curious crowd, in front of which stood the lieutenant-governor; and there was a frown on his dark and massive countenance, as if sternly resentful of the boldness that had impelled them into his private retirement.
There was, moreover, a boldness and rotundity of speech among these matrons, as most of them seemed to be, that would startle us at the present day, whether in respect to its purport or its volume of tone.
You do know, you dear thing," I replied; "only you haven't my dreadful boldness of mind, and you keep back, out of timidity and modesty and delicacy, even the impression that, in the past, when you had, without my aid, to flounder about in silence, most of all made you miserable.
Frighted Jonah trembles, and summoning all his boldness to his face, only looks so much the more a coward.
In a little while familiarity modified their fears and they gave the place a critical and interested exam- ination, rather admiring their own boldness, and won- dering at it, too.
Adorable Princess," said Aladdin to her, accosting her, and saluting her respectfully, "if I have the misfortune to have displeased you by my boldness in aspiring to the possession of so lovely a creature, I must tell you that you ought to blame your bright eyes and charms, not me.
The sternest- seeming stoic is human after all; and to "burst" with boldness and good-will into "the silent sea" of their souls is often to confer on them the first of obligations.
I said, with a becoming air of boldness, and looking very big at the mighty ocean.
Say, a good fellow, if you want a phrase," returned Herbert, smiling, and clapping his hand on the back of mine, "a good fellow, with impetuosity and hesitation, boldness and diffidence, action and dreaming, curiously mixed in him.
O loss of one in Heav'n to judge of wise, Since SATAN fell, whom follie overthrew, And now returns him from his prison scap't, Gravely in doubt whether to hold them wise Or not, who ask what boldness brought him hither Unlicenc't from his bounds in Hell prescrib'd; So wise he judges it to fly from pain However, and to scape his punishment.