not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring: a bold hero.
necessitating courage and daring; challenging: a bold adventure.
beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action; imaginative: Einstein was a bold mathematician.a difficult problem needing a bold answer.
Nautical. deep enough to be navigable close to the shore: bold waters.
Printing. typeset in boldface.
Obsolete. trusting; assured.
Idioms about bold
- bold·ly, adverb
- bold·ness, noun
- o·ver·bold, adjective
- su·per·bold, adjective
- un·bold, adjective
- bolder , boulder
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How to use bold in a sentence
We need bolder action by policymakers to encourage investors.Use today’s tech solutions to meet the climate crisis and do it profitably | Walter Thompson | February 12, 2021 | TechCrunch
Searching for such cues may incite children to be bolder in using their eyes to explore what’s around them.Learning a second language early might have ripple effects throughout your life | Rahul Rao | February 9, 2021 | Popular-Science
Meanwhile, countries such as Brazil, which have seen emissions climb despite promises to scale them back, would need bolder action to make up for lost time.Countries must ramp up climate pledges by 80 percent to hit key Paris target, study finds | Brady Dennis | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Public parks have grown so important during the pandemic that planners are suggesting bold renovations.
“Our nation is struggling, the virus is still not contained, and the American people are counting on Congress to meet this moment with bold, immediate action,” Neal said in a statement.House Democrats reject plan to sharply curtail $1,400 stimulus payments in coronavirus relief package | Jeff Stein, Erica Werner | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
The well, ghost or no ghost, is certainly a piece of history with a bold presence.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion | Nina Strochlic | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Or bold stands that may not preserve our security today or tomorrow, but keep our principles safely intact?
Then, under the bold headline “Rebooting Spider-Man,” Robinov describes a broad vision for the future of the franchise.Exclusive: Sony Hack Reveals Studio's Detailed Plans For Another ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot | William Boot | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The 2014 election was a wipeout, progressives say, because Democrats lacked a bold economic message to inspire voters.
The declaration adopted by the meeting was a bold step, but it did not a revolution make.
Then Paterno adroitly brought matters to a crisis in a bold peroration which changed the whole scene.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
M was a Miser, and hoarded up gold; N was a Nobleman, gallant and bold.
If we had shot 'em without discrimination, the cowards would have got bold, seein' that they weren't safer in rear than in front.
She also played his Fourteenth Rhapsody with orchestral accompaniment in most bold and dashing style.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
There are some bold hights dignified as mountains below Coblentz, but the finest of the scenery is above.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
British Dictionary definitions for bold
courageous, confident, and fearless; ready to take risks
showing or requiring courage: a bold plan
immodest or impudent: she gave him a bold look
standing out distinctly; conspicuous: a figure carved in bold relief
very steep: the bold face of the cliff
imaginative in thought or expression: the novel's bold plot
printing set in bold face
printing short for bold face
- boldly, adverb
- boldness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with bold
In addition to the idiom beginning with bold
- bold as brass
- big and bold
- make bold
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