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.

Definitions of bold
  1. adjective
    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
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    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. adjective
    clear and distinct
    bold handwriting”
    “a figure carved in bold relief”
    “a bold design”
    Synonyms:
    conspicuous
    obvious to the eye or mind
  3. noun
    a typeface with thick heavy lines
    synonyms: bold face, boldface
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    type of:
    case, face, font, fount, typeface
    a specific size and style of type within a type family
  4. adjective
    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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