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Line breaks: dar¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛːrɪŋ

Definition of daring in English:


1(Of a person or action) adventurous or audaciously bold: a daring crime
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  • 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?
confident, enterprising;
madcap, rash, reckless, heedless
informal gutsy, spunky, peppy, pushy
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.


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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.



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  • 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.

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