Boldness



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

Putin’s Criminal Olympics Michael Weiss January 26, 2014
Election Night Fallout The Daily Beast November 2, 2010
Not Everyone Is Waiting for Superman Danielle Moss Lee September 23, 2010
Remembering a Trailblazer Gordon Brown September 25, 2011
Not Everyone Is Waiting for Superman Danielle Moss Lee September 23, 2010

Historical Examples

The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2) Henry Martyn Baird
Philothea Lydia Maria Child
To Him That Hath Leroy Scott
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
Calvert and Penn Brantz Mayer

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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