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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

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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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