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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. boldness

    Assurance may have the good sense of a high, sustained confidence and trust; as, the saint's assurance of heaven. Confidence is founded upon reasons; assurance is largely a matter of feeling. In the bad sense, assurance is a vicious courage, with belief of one's ability to outwit or defy others; the hardened criminal is remarkable for habitual assurance. For the calm conviction of one's own rectitude and ability, self-confidence is a better word than assurance; self-reliance expresses confidence in one's own resources, independently of others' aid. In the bad sense assurance is less gross than impudence, which is (according to its etymology) a shameless boldness. Assurance is in act or manner; impudence may be in speech. Effrontery is impudence defiantly displayed. Compare FAITH; PRIDE.

    Synonyms:
    arrogance, assertion, assumption, assurance, confidence, effrontery, impudence, presumption, self-assertion, self-confidence, self-reliance, trust

    Antonyms:
    bashfulness, confusion, consternation, dismay, distrust, doubt, doubt, hesitancy, misgiving, shyness, timidity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boldness, daring, hardiness, hardihoodnoun

    the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger

    "the proposal required great boldness"; "the plan required great hardiness of heart"

    Synonyms:
    hardihood, hardiness, strikingness, face, cheek, dare, nerve, brass, daring, robustness, validity, lustiness

    Antonyms:
    timorousness, timidity

  2. boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheeknoun

    impudent aggressiveness

    "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"

    Synonyms:
    font, look, case, hardiness, nervus, aspect, administration, cheek, strikingness, fount, buttock, impudence, governing body, hardihood, nerve, plaque, daring, facial expression, brass section, brass, side, organization, grimace, heart, memorial tablet, spunk, face, organisation, mettle, expression, governance, brass instrument, human face, establishment, typeface, impertinence

    Antonyms:
    timorousness, timidity

  3. boldness, strikingnessnoun

    the quality of standing out strongly and distinctly

    Synonyms:
    hardihood, saliency, hardiness, strikingness, face, cheek, salience, nerve, brass, daring

    Antonyms:
    timorousness, timidity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. boldnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    temerity, impudence, presumption, effrontery, impertinence, nerve

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "boldness":

    audacity, courage, 'audace, daring, mod

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How to use boldness in a sentence?

  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Boldness is something that you cannot take away from the prophets and geniuses.

  2. Thomas Jefferson:

    Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.

  3. Mark Jenkins:

    Maps encourage boldness. They're like cryptic love letters. They make anything seem possible.

  4. Norman Vincent Peale:

    The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.

  5. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.


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