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Bolder



not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring:
a bold hero.
not hesitating to break the rules of propriety; forward; impudent:
He apologized for being so bold as to speak to the emperor.
necessitating courage and daring; challenging:
a bold adventure.
beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action; imaginative:
Einstein was a bold mathematician. a difficult problem needing a bold answer.
striking or conspicuous to the eye; flashy; showy:
a bold pattern.
steep; abrupt:
a bold promontory.
Nautical. deep enough to be navigable close to the shore:
bold waters.
Printing. typeset in boldface.
Obsolete. trusting; assured.
be / make (so) bold, to presume or venture; dare:
I made bold to offer my suggestion.
Contemporary Examples

Will the Gun Lobby Win Again? Peter H. Stone January 10, 2011
Forbes: ‘Perry Will Be the Nominee’ Lloyd Grove October 26, 2011
Obama’s Real Wall Street Scheme Roger Martin January 21, 2010
Memo from the Streets of Tehran, Part III Parvez Sharma June 19, 2009
Bernanke’s Dangerous Game Jeff Madrick June 6, 2009

Historical Examples

Sentimental Education, Volume II Gustave Flaubert
Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The Thirsty Sword Robert Leighton
The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. VI, November 1850, Vol. I Various

adjective
courageous, confident, and fearless; ready to take risks
showing or requiring courage: a bold plan
immodest or impudent: she gave him a bold look
standing out distinctly; conspicuous: a figure carved in bold relief
very steep: the bold face of the cliff
imaginative in thought or expression: the novel’s bold plot
(printing) set in bold face
noun
(printing) short for bold face
adj.
In addition to the idiom beginning with
bold

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