Synonyms of bold in English:

bold

adjective

  • 1 Derby's manager made another bold move into the transfer market bold adventurers
    spirited, confident, positive, decisive, assured, enterprising;
    rash, reckless, brash, foolhardy
    informal gutsy, spunky, ballsy, game, feisty
    literary temerarious
    [Antonyms] timid, unadventurous
  • 2 dated a bold streetwise young girl
    [Antonyms] retiring
  • 3 a bold pattern of yellow and black
    striking, vivid, bright, strong, eye-catching, conspicuous, distinct, pronounced, prominent, obvious, outstanding, well marked, showy, flashy, gaudy, lurid, garish
    [Antonyms] pale
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    heavy, thick, clear, conspicuous, distinct, pronounced, outstanding
    [Antonyms] light, roman
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    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).

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