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Synonyms for bold
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boldface, bold face, bold(adj)

    a typeface with thick heavy lines

    Synonyms:
    boldface, bold face

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

  2. bold(adj)

    fearless and daring

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

    Synonyms:
    sheer, bluff

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

  3. bold(adj)

    clear and distinct

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

    Synonyms:
    sheer, bluff

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

  4. bluff, bold, sheer(adj)

    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"

    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)

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

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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bold

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. brazer

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bold(a)

    Synonyms:
    daring, intrepid, brave, forward, immodest, rude, hoidenish, brazen, saucy, insolent, unabashed, audacious, pert, shameless, malapert, conspicuous, prominent, salient, steep, abrupt, precipitous, acclivitous, jagged

    Antonyms:
    modest, bashful, diffident, coy, shy, timid, retiring

How to pronounce bold?

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Karen
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Veena
Veena
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#25618intrepid
#27559abrupt
#27758downright
#28626greasy
#33671filmy
#38725gossamer
#51684audacious
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#58243boldface
#66244inconsiderate
#71724impolite
#84515uncivil
#86133unmixed
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#157351diaphanous
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#170069blustering
#172837discourteous
#218770vaporous

How to use bold in a sentence?

  1. Philadelphia Councilwoman Maria Quiones-Sanchez:

    The problem there is no plan, the city lacks the bold leadership to lead, manage and own the problem.

  2. Anthony Leiserowitz:

    We are far closer to taking climate change seriously, because for the first time one of our major political parties... now sees climate change as one of the absolute top issues, that simply was not the case 12 months ago. Period, bold, underlined, exclamation point. That will have consequences.

  3. Jim Kessler:

    I think there's an exhausted majority out there, looking for something bold but normal, it's putting guard rails around capitalism, it's not rejecting capitalism and doing a demolition job.

  4. Jonathan Swift:

    He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.

  5. Catt Sadler:

    I did n’t expect Amy Schumer. I mean, how cool is that ? And in such an organic way, that Amy Schumer’s hanging out on Amy Schumer Instagram and Amy Schumer’s like, ‘ Yeah, what’s up with that ? ’ amy Schumer just like suddenly came to my defense and I was friendly with Amy Schumer but we were n’t buds or anything. But Amy Schumer was upset on my behalf just naturally on Amy Schumer own. So I was surprised by that and I’ve had several conversations with Amy Schumer since but Amy Schumer’s just another force that’s just like so bold, so not afraid, and we all have the women that we look to that inspire us. Amy Schumer is one of them.


Translations for bold

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  • جريءArabic
  • смел, получерен, черен, храбърBulgarian
  • negreta, agosaratCatalan, Valencian
  • troufalý, zvýrazněný, tučný, smělý, odvážný, polotučnýCzech
  • modig, fedDanish
  • tapfer, mutig, kühn, wagemutig, fettGerman
  • θαρραλέος, τολμηρόςGreek
  • aŭdacaEsperanto
  • negrita, audaz, intrépido, atrevidoSpanish
  • julge, vahva, paksEstonian
  • arastelematon, urhoollinen, voimakas, arkailematon, rohkea, suorasukainen, röyhkeä, lihavoitu, selväpiirteinen, uskalias, karskiFinnish
  • effronté, hardi, gras, audacieuxFrench
  • dánaIrish
  • dàna, tromScottish Gaelic
  • אמיץ, בולט, דגוש, אמיצהHebrew
  • साहसिकHindi
  • kövér, bátorHungarian
  • coraggioso, sfrontato, ardito, grassetto, audaceItalian
  • נועזHebrew
  • 太字, ボールド体, 勇敢, 大胆Japanese
  • feroxLatin
  • vetgedrukt, moedig, vetDutch
  • modigNorwegian
  • odważny, pogrubiony, tłusty, śmiały, pogrubieniePolish
  • bravo, audacioso, negrito, corajosoPortuguese
  • смелый, жирный, полужирный, храбрый, отважныйRussian
  • odvažan, hrabar, одважан, храбар, podebljanSerbo-Croatian
  • opovážlivý, trúfalý, smelý, odvážnySlovak
  • fet, fetstilt, modig, djärvSwedish
  • kalınTurkish
  • 胆大Chinese

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