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Definition of bold:

  1. Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous.
  2. Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous.
  3. In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent.
  4. Somewhat overstepping usual bounds, or conventional rules, as in art, literature, etc.; taking liberties in composition or expression; as, the figures of an author are bold.
  5. Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief.
  6. Steep; abrupt; prominent.
  7. To be or become bold.
  8. To make bold or daring.

Synonyms:

emboldened, doughty, plain, plain-spoken, safety, bright, downright, out-and-out, gutty, absolute, inconsiderate, obvious, remarkable, reckless, frank, familiar, overvaliant, boldface, striking, dauntless, temerarious, steep, salient, diaphanous, open, pushy, vaporous, audacious, heroic, flip, unfearing, smart, contumelious, gossamer, coarse, boldfaced, mettlesome, nervy, definite, eye-catching, gauze-like, sheer, transparent, presuming, fortitudinous, game, attitude, blustering, rough, intrepid, horizontal, see, pert, gutsy, unmannerly, assumptive, snippy, marked, sassy, striking, brassy, filmy, venturous, venturesome, prominent, right-down, fearless, observable, snippety, daredevil, courtesy, assuming, enterprising, brusk, wise, clear, fresh, rash, pronounced, rank, heroical, uncivil, smart-alecky, conspicuous, fear, bluff, abrupt, cobwebby, foolhardy, arresting, vaulting, uppish, brave, stout, overreaching, gauzy, bold face, adventurous, uppity, see-through, forward, unmixed, outstanding, assumptive, unmingled, forward, impudent, noticeable, overconfident, pointed, malapert, blunt, signal, vapourous, precipitous, brash, adventuresome.

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