- 1 Derby's manager made another bold move into the transfer market bold adventurersdaring, intrepid, courageous, brave, valiant, fearless, unafraid, undaunted, dauntless, valorous; audacious, adventurous, dashing, heroic, gallant, swashbuckling, adventuresome, daredevil, venturesome, plucky, unflinching; spirited, confident, positive, decisive, assured, enterprising; rash, reckless, brash, foolhardyDerby's manager made another bold move into the transfer market bold adventurers• literary temerarious[Antonyms] timid unadventurous
- 2 • dated a bold streetwise young girlbrazen, shameless, forward, brash, impudent, audacious, cheeky, saucy, cocky, pert, impertinent, insolent, presumptuous, immodest, unabashed, unreserved, barefaced, unshrinking, defiant, brass-necked, bold as brass• dated a bold streetwise young girl• informal brassy, sassy[Antonyms] retiring
- 4 cross references are printed in bold typeheavy, thick, clear, conspicuous, distinct, pronounced, outstandingcross references are printed in bold type[Antonyms] light roman
Choose the right word
bold, daring, audacious
These words all refer to someone's bravery or courage and are used to describe either a person or an action.A bold action typically does not involve physical danger and is more likely to be approved of than a daring or audacious one ( people are looking to their leaders to take bold decisions now ).A daring action involves adventurousness undeterred by physical danger and does not necessarily describe activities that are approved of ( a daring mission to rescue wounded soldiers | one of the most daring crimes of the century ). Other nouns described as daring include adventure, rescue, robbery, raid, and escape. Daring can also refer to a readiness to shock ( she smoked in the street, which was considered very daring in those days ) and is also used to mean ‘provocative’ ( the beaded chiffon dress with its daring low back ).An audacious act is one that goes well beyond the normal boundaries in a readiness to take risks ( ever more audacious and vicious assaults by partisans | he hit the post with an audacious drop goal attempt ). Audacity can involve deliberately risking shocking or offending people ( his theatrical roles were funny, audacious, subversive ).