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Antonyms for bold
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bold

    Bluff is a word of good meaning, as are frank and open. The bluff man talks and laughs loudly and freely, says and does whatever he pleases with fearless good nature, and with no thought of annoying or giving pain to others. The blunt man says things which he is perfectly aware are disagreeable, either from a defiant indifference to others' feelings, or from the pleasure of tormenting.

    Antonyms:
    bland, courteous, genial, polished, polite, refined, reserved, urbane

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, bluff, blunt, blustering, brusk, coarse, discourteous, frank, impolite, inconsiderate, open, plain-spoken, rough, rude, uncivil, unmannerly

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bold

    Antonyms:
    timid, fearful, inadventurous, shy, bashful, retiring

    Synonyms:
    courageous, fearless, adventurous, brave, self-confident, forward, intrepid, dauntless, valiant, daring, audacious, lion-hearted, doughty

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boldface, bold face, boldadjective

    a typeface with thick heavy lines

    Antonyms:
    bashful, coy, timorous, inconspicuous, gradual, fearful, intimidated, invisible, trepid, timid, mousy, mousey

    Synonyms:
    boldface, bold face

  2. boldadjective

    fearless and daring

    "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"

    Antonyms:
    trepid, mousey, fearful, gradual, bashful, invisible, intimidated, timorous, timid, mousy, coy, inconspicuous

    Synonyms:
    sheer, bluff

  3. boldadjective

    clear and distinct

    "bold handwriting"; "a figure carved in bold relief"; "a bold design"

    Antonyms:
    timid, bashful, mousey, fearful, intimidated, timorous, trepid, coy, invisible, gradual, inconspicuous, mousy

    Synonyms:
    sheer, bluff

  4. bluff, bold, sheeradjective

    very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front

    "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock"

    Antonyms:
    gradual, trepid, fearful, intimidated, mousy, inconspicuous, coy, timorous, mousey, timid, bashful, invisible

    Synonyms:
    rank(a), transparent, sheer(a), absolute, cobwebby, vapourous, plain, diaphanous, right-down, sheer, see-through, vaporous, gossamer, filmy, bluff, unmingled, gauze-like, unmixed, downright, gauzy, out-and-out(a)

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  1. whisper

    Submitted by anonymous on March 1, 2020  

How to use bold in a sentence?

  1. Joel Payne:

    If you doubt that Democrats can defeat Donald Trump on a progressive agenda, then Biden is going to continue to have a pretty strong lead, but if you feel like Democrats need to go big and bold and push the envelope with a transformative new agenda, I think it's pretty clear where you are going - to the left flank of the party and choose from the Sanders/Warren wing.

  2. Finance Minister Taro Aso:

    I expressed Japan's hope that countries with fiscal space take bold policy measures.

  3. Matthew DeFalco:

    It wasn't bold to me, what that was, to me, was more unproductive. It was fighting.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    A weak mind has everything to fear and nothing to dare. A bold mind is enthusiastic; it is ready to dare and has no time for fear.

  5. Matthew Tuttle:

    She's got a rabid following, but the flip side is when you are out there making large moves and making bold predictions, you are going to get the other side : You are going to get the critics.

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