Definition of daring in English:


Syllabification: dar·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈde(ə)riNG


  • 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?
    bold, audacious, intrepid, venturesome, fearless, brave, unafraid, undaunted, dauntless, valiant, valorous, heroic, dashing; madcap, rash, reckless, heedless
    informal gutsy, gutty, spunky, ballsy
  • 1.1Boldly 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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  • 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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