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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  

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How to use bold in a sentence?

  1. Finance Minister Taro Aso:

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

  2. Michael Pillsbury:

    The biggest accomplishment on the trade talks is getting them (China) back to the table, but there's no date set and there was no public mention ... that they have taken back any of the 'reneging,' it's a bold decision because if he hadn't done it, we might be having no talks at all.

  3. Vienna Girardi:

    The Bold and the Beautiful.

  4. Ayanna Pressley:

    I think we are both stating that voting the right way isn't enough. We have to be bold, we have to be disruptive, both of our candidacies are disruptive because they challenge the conventional wisdom and narrative about who has a right to run and also how to run and win. ... People closest to the pain should be closest to the power.

  5. United States:

    Americans expect United States to assert bold leadership on the world stage that reflects our values.

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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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