daring

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
  1. noun
    a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
    synonyms: dare
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    type of:
    challenge
    a call to engage in a contest or fight
  2. noun
    the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
    synonyms: boldness, hardihood, hardiness
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    Antonyms:
    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:
    fearlessness
    the trait of feeling no fear
  3. adjective
    disposed to venture or take risks
    “the most daring of contemporary fiction writers”
    synonyms: audacious, venturesome, venturous
    adventuresome, adventurous
    willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
  4. adjective
    radically new or original
    synonyms: avant-garde
    original
    being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of
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