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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.6 / 7 votes

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.7 / 3 votes

  1. bold

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

    timid, fearful, inadventurous, shy, bashful, retiring

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. boldface, bold face, boldadjective

    a typeface with thick heavy lines

    boldface, bold face

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

  2. boldadjective

    fearless and daring

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

    sheer, bluff

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

  3. boldadjective

    clear and distinct

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

    sheer, bluff

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

  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"

    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)

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

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. brazer

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

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  1. Christine Hallquist:

    This is not a time in American history to sit back and be apathetic, we must be bold in the face of the headwinds from Washington, we must be bold in the face of continuing unpredictability from Congress, and we must be bold in the face of the chaos from the White House.

  2. Sabrina Peterson:

    I just don't understand when we got to a point when' no' isn't enough, even on camera. Even on camera you're bold enough to be on film. This is a bold time for predators, but I also think that the culture is shifting. I think women have become way more independent than we were before.

  3. H.L. Mencken:

    Man is never honestly the fatalist, nor even the stoic. He fights his fate, often desperately. He is forever entering bold exceptions to the rulings of the bench of gods. This fighting, no doubt, makes for human progress, for it favors the strong and the brave. It also makes for beauty, for lesser men try to escape from a hopeless and intolerable world by creating a more lovely one of their own.

  4. Ronald Reagan:

    Shouldn't someone tag Mr Kennedy's bold new imaginative program with its proper age Under the tousled boyish haircut is still old Karl Marx-first launched a century ago. There is nothing new in the idea of a government being Big Brother.

  5. Thomas DiMassimo:

    I was thinking that Donald Trump is a bully, and he is nothing more than that. He is somebody who is just saying a lot of bold things, he's making bold claims. But I can see right through that and I can see that he's truly just a coward. And he's opportunistic and he's willing to destroy this country for power for himself.

Translations for bold

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  • جريءArabic
  • получерен, смел, храбър, черенBulgarian
  • agosarat, negretaCatalan, Valencian
  • odvážný, tučný, smělý, zvýrazněný, troufalý, polotučnýCzech
  • fed, modigDanish
  • kühn, mutig, tapfer, wagemutig, fettGerman
  • θαρραλέος, τολμηρόςGreek
  • aŭdacaEsperanto
  • negrita, intrépido, atrevido, audazSpanish
  • paks, vahva, julgeEstonian
  • karski, uskalias, selväpiirteinen, suorasukainen, röyhkeä, lihavoitu, rohkea, arastelematon, urhoollinen, arkailematon, voimakasFinnish
  • audacieux, hardi, effronté, grasFrench
  • dánaIrish
  • dàna, tromScottish Gaelic
  • אמיצה, דגוש, בולט, אמיץHebrew
  • साहसिकHindi
  • kövér, bátorHungarian
  • audace, sfrontato, coraggioso, grassetto, arditoItalian
  • נועזHebrew
  • 太字, ボールド体, 大胆, 勇敢Japanese
  • feroxLatin
  • moedig, vet, vetgedruktDutch
  • modigNorwegian
  • pogrubienie, odważny, śmiały, pogrubiony, tłustyPolish
  • negrito, corajoso, audacioso, bravoPortuguese
  • отважный, полужирный, смелый, жирный, храбрыйRussian
  • храбар, odvažan, hrabar, podebljan, одважанSerbo-Croatian
  • trúfalý, odvážny, opovážlivý, smelýSlovak
  • djärv, fet, fetstilt, modigSwedish
  • kalınTurkish
  • 胆大Chinese

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