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Synonyms for boldness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boldness, daring, hardiness, hardihood(noun)

    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, cheek(noun)

    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, strikingness(noun)

    the quality of standing out strongly and distinctly

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

    Antonyms:
    timorousness, timidity

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. boldness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fearlessness, dauntlessness, intrepidity, courage, BRAVERY, valor, audacity, daring, pluck, heroism, hardihood, SPUNK

  2. boldness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    confidence, assurance, confident mien, freedom from bashfulness

  3. boldness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    impudence, insolence, sauciness, rudeness, impertinence, effrontery, presumption, brass, face, front, CHEEK

  4. boldness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    prominence, striking character or quality

  5. boldness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    steepness, abruptness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    audacity, courage, 'audace, daring, mod

How to use boldness in a sentence?

  1. L. Ron Hubbard:

    Boldness in itself is genius.

  2. Homer:

    A decent boldness ever meets with friends.

  3. Jimoh Oluwatobi segun:

    Most capitulation are lack of boldness,you need to be bold!!!

  4. Victor Hugo:

    The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity in a girl boldness.

  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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