[ bohld-lee ]
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  1. without hesitation or fear in the face of risk or danger; courageously:To those who so boldly fought and died for our freedom, I apologize that so many have thrown it away.

  2. without worrying about the opinion or judgment of others:He uttered his prayer loudly, boldly, not caring if the others overheard.

  1. without regard for the rules of propriety or morality; impudently or brazenly:The chutzpah it takes to lie so boldly is epic!

  2. in a way that goes beyond usual limits of conventional thought or action; in a visionary or imaginative way:The new concert hall demonstrates that an intimate musical experience and boldly innovative architecture need not be in conflict.

  3. in a way that is visually striking or arresting; in a showy or flashy way: The boldly striped entrance hall makes a dramatic opening statement in this home.The male is an attractive and boldly marked bird, while the female is comparatively drab.

Origin of boldly


Other words from boldly

  • o·ver·bold·ly, adverb
  • su·per·bold·ly, adverb
  • un·bold·ly, adverb

Words Nearby boldly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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