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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:
Adv.1.boldly - with boldness, in a bold manner; "we must tackle these tasks boldly"
Translations
بِجُرأةٍ، بِجَسارَةٍ
drzeodvážně
dristigt
merészen
djarflega
smelo
drzno
cesaretle

boldly

[ˈbəʊldlɪ] ADV
1. (= bravely) [speak, behave] → audazmente
you must act boldly and confidentlydebes actuar con audacia y seguridad en ti mismo
to boldly go where no man has gone beforeatreverse a ir donde ningún otro hombre ha estado antes
2. (= forwardly) [stare, announce, claim] → descaradamente, con atrevimiento
3. (= strikingly) [painted, drawn, written] → con energía
he signed his name boldly at the bottomfirmó enérgicamente al pie
a boldly designed airportun aeropuerto con un diseño atrevido
a boldly patterned fabricuna tela con un estampado llamativo
a boldly coloured shirtuna camisa de color llamativo

boldly

[ˈbəʊldli] adv
(= fearlessly) [act, go] → audacieusement, hardiment
[look, announce, say] → avec assurance
[patterned, coloured, decorated] → de façon voyante, de manière voyante

boldly

adv
(= bravely)mutig, kühn (geh)
(= forthrightly)unverfroren, dreist
(= strikingly)auffallend

boldly

[ˈbəʊldlɪ] adv (see adj) → audacemente, arditamente, sfacciatamente, vistosamente

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 ?
Raphael's face was found boldly executed on the underside of the moulding board, and Bacchus on the head of a beer barrel.
The weak- ness had passed from her body as by a miracle and she stepped boldly along.
Their beauty shone out too boldly against a conventional background.
But that night she was like the little tottering, stumbling, clutching child, who of a sudden realizes its powers, and walks for the first time alone, boldly and with over-confidence.
The Mohicans boldly sent back the intimidating yell of their enemies, who raised a shout of savage triumph at the fall of Gamut.
In October following, a party made an excursion into that district called the Crab Orchard, and one of them, being advanced some distance before the others, boldly entered the house of a poor defenceless family, in which was only a Negro man, a woman and her children, terrified with the apprehensions of immediate death.
But this consideration did not seem to affect him; the last blow was struck, and as the freed timbers rolled on, over and over, he boldly plunged into the flood.
Dispositions more boldly speculative may derive a stern enjoyment from the discovery, since there must be evil in the world, that a high man is as likely to grasp his share of it as a low one.
It is remarkable that persons who speculate the most boldly often conform with the most perfect quietude to the external regulations of society.
He at once resolved to accompany me to that island, ship aboard the same vessel, get into the same watch, the same boat, the same mess with me, in short to share my every hap; with both my hands in his, boldly dip into the Potluck of both worlds.
cried daggoo again with a joyful shout; and soon after, Queequeg was seen boldly striking out with one hand, and with the other clutching the long hair of the Indian.
It gave them pleasure to believe this, for Scully stood as the people's man, and boasted of it boldly when election day came.