bold

Someone who's bold is daring and brave. You might show how bold you are by climbing onto the roof of your house, or by speaking up when you see someone being treated unfairly.

When you act in a bold way, you're taking some kind of risk; you could be risking physical danger, embarrassment, or your reputation. Whatever bold actions you take, they are confident and fearless. The adjective bold can also be used to describe a particular typeface that is thick, dark, and confident. Bold type is usually used to emphasize something strongly in writing.

Primary Meanings of bold

1.
adj
fearless and daring
2.
adjn
clear and distinct
a typeface with thick heavy lines
3.
adj
very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front
Full Definitions of bold
1

adj fearless and daring

bold settlers on some foreign shore”
“a bold speech”
“a bold adventure”
Synonyms:
adventuresome, adventurous
willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
fearless, unafraid
oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
forward
used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty
audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing
invulnerable to fear or intimidation
daredevil, temerarious
presumptuously daring
emboldened
made bold or courageous
foolhardy, heady, rash, reckless
marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
heroic, heroical
having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes
nervy
showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger
overreaching, vaulting
revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights
overvaliant
having or showing undue valor or boldness
brave, courageous
possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
Antonyms:
timid
showing fear and lack of confidence
unadventurous
lacking in boldness
afraid
filled with fear or apprehension
unassertive
inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence
backward
(used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature
bashful
self-consciously timid
coy
modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures
fearful, timorous, trepid
timid by nature or revealing timidity
intimidated
made timid or fearful as by threats
mousey, mousy
quiet and timid and ineffectual
cowardly, fearful
lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted
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2

adj clear and distinct

bold handwriting”
“a figure carved in bold relief”
“a bold design”
Synonyms:
conspicuous
obvious to the eye or mind

n a typeface with thick heavy lines

Synonyms:
bold face, boldface
Type of:
case, face, font, fount, typeface
a specific size and style of type within a type family
3

adj very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front

“where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise”
Synonyms:
bluff, sheer
steep
having a sharp inclination

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