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Synonyms 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.

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boldface, bold face, boldadjective

    a typeface with thick heavy lines

    Synonyms:
    boldface, bold face

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    sheer, bluff

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    sheer, bluff

    Antonyms:
    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"

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. brazer

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

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How to use bold in a sentence?

  1. unknown:

    Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It's for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It's for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don't see it nearly enough.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Living faith is, confessing ceaselessly whatever you believe in or to be the case and taking a bold step forward towards ensuring it's realization.

  3. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said. Israel prepared enthusiastically Sunday for the formal embassy opening with a gala party at its Foreign Ministry that included President Trump daughter, Jared Kushner and other U.S. officials. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told revelers that Trump's December declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital was the right thing to do. Thank you, President President Trump, for your bold decision. Thank you for making the alliance between Israel and the United States stronger than ever.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    .....the personal commitment to Integrity means: Speaking the honest truth at all times, even though it might hurt the listener, and create conflicts for you personally. It also means never to settle for anything less than what you deserve in your relationships with others. Living with Integrity is not easy, because she demands your total commitment to your personal values that must be higher than ordinary. She also expects you to make choices based on what you believe, and not what others tell you to believe. All being said, living with Integrity even for a day is million times better than countless years of life without her. A life with Integrity is the only life well lived, in my view. So go ahead, take that bold step, and live the life with Integrity.

  5. White House:

    It would also awaken every American to this simple fact: if this scourge has not found you or your family yet, without bold action by everyone, it soon will, you, Mr. President, are the only person who can bring this type of intensity to the emergency, and we believe you have the will to do so and to do so immediately.


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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