Synonyms of bold in English:
1 Derby's manager made another bold move into the transfer market bold adventurers
audacious, adventurous, dashing, heroic, gallant, swashbuckling, adventuresome, daredevil, venturesome, plucky, unflinching;
spirited, confident, positive, decisive, assured, enterprising;
rash, reckless, brash, foolhardy
[Antonyms] timid, unadventurous
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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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