Definition of daring in English:

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daring

Pronunciation: /ˈdɛːrɪŋ/

adjective

1(Of a person or action) adventurous or audaciously bold: a daring crime
More example sentences
  • With the lantern, she looked just like a character from one of those old black and white films, like the daring heroine bold enough to uncover ghastly secrets hidden deep within the woods.
  • Cheng is a bold and daring man, working at whatever it takes to give his boy a chance to succeed in life.
  • So who was this daring woman, who ranks alongside the likes of glamorous adventurers such as Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham?
Synonyms
bold, audacious, adventurous, intrepid, venturesome, fearless, brave, unafraid, unshrinking, undaunted, dauntless, valiant, valorous, heroic, dashing;
confident, enterprising;
madcap, rash, reckless, heedless
informal gutsy, spunky, peppy, pushy
rare adventuresome, venturous
1.1Causing outrage or surprise by being boldly unconventional: a pretty girl in daring clothes
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  • All the children, surprised by her daring question, looked at them curiously.
  • I was darnedly self-conscious in my daring clothes.
  • It's Hallowe'en this Friday, the perfect opportunity to cast off your tried and tested clothes and make-up and emerge in a more daring disguise.

noun

[mass noun]
Adventurous courage: the daring of the players brings fortune or ruin
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  • The photographs record the important images of the Rapa and capture the courage and daring of the local horsemen.
  • Their performance was one of courage and daring.
  • Yossi Beilin is a hero who deserves our gratitude for his courage and daring.
Synonyms
boldness, audacity, temerity, audaciousness, fearlessness, intrepidity, bravery, courage, courageousness, valour, valorousness, heroism, pluck;
recklessness, rashness, foolhardiness;
adventurousness, enterprise, dynamism, spirit, mettle, confidence
informal nerve, guts, gutsiness, spunk, grit
British informal bottle, ballsiness
North American informal moxie, cojones, sand
vulgar slang balls
rare venturousness, temerariousness

Derivatives

daringly

Pronunciation: /ˈdɛːrɪŋli/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Some of his most formidable work involved a defense of the public school teacher, John Scopes - a man who daringly hoped to teach evolution instead of creation in science class.
  • So pop's most daringly artificial moments constantly become its new lingua franca.
  • George Sugarman, a contemporary of the Minimalists who daringly embraced ornament and idiosyncrasy as elements of his practice, became an inspirational figure.

Words that rhyme with daring

airing, ballbearing, bearing, Behring, Bering, caring, fairing, file-sharing, hardwearing, pairing, paring, raring, sparing, Waring, wearing

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Line breaks: dar¦ing

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