To be daring is to be bold, adventurous, and a little nervy. It’s a quality possessed by people who tend to take risks. If someone says, “I dare you,” and you always do, you’re a daring person.

If you're daring, you dare to do things that are risky and even dangerous. A daring mountain climber goes for the top of Mount Everest, and a daring policeman enters the scariest houses to catch a crook. In comics and movies, superheroes are daring. Even quitting your job to start your own business is daring. The seafarers who first traveled across the globe were daring. Daring people are brave, and daring adventures are pretty exciting.

Definitions of daring

n a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy

Type of:
a call to engage in a contest or fight

n the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger

boldness, hardihood, hardiness
timidity, timorousness
fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities
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adventurousness, venturesomeness
the trait of being adventurous
daredevilry, daredeviltry
boldness as manifested in rash and daredevil behavior
audaciousness, audacity, temerity
fearless daring
brazenness, shamelessness
behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame
Type of:
the trait of feeling no fear

adj disposed to venture or take risks

“the most daring of contemporary fiction writers”
audacious, venturesome, venturous
adventuresome, adventurous
willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises

adj radically new or original

being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of

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