a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
"he could never refuse a dare"
boldness, daring, hardiness, hardihood(adj)
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"
audacious, daring, venturesome, venturous(adj)
disposed to venture or take risks
"audacious visions of the total conquest of space"; "an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas"; "the most daring of contemporary fiction writers"; "a venturesome investor"; "a venturous spirit"
radically new or original
"an avant-garde theater piece"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The adventurous man goes in quest of danger; the bold man stands out and faces danger or censure; the brave man combines confidence with resolution in presence of danger; the chivalrous man puts himself in peril for others' protection. The daring step out to defy danger; the dauntless will not flinch before anything that may come to them; the doughty will give and take limitless hard knocks. The adventurous find something romantic in dangerous enterprises; the venturesome may be simply heedless, reckless, or ignorant. All great explorers have been adventurous; children, fools, and criminals are venturesome. The fearless and intrepid possess unshaken nerves in any place of danger. Courageous is more than brave, adding a moral element: the courageous man steadily encounters perils to which he may be keenly sensitive, at the call of duty; the gallant are brave in a dashing, showy, and splendid way; the valiant not only dare great dangers, but achieve great results; the heroic are nobly daring and dauntless, truly chivalrous, sublimely courageous. Compare FORTITUDE.
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How to use daring in a sentence?
This case is about abusing the power of the subpoena to force Exxon to turn over many decades’ worth of records, so an attorney general with an agenda can pore over them in hopes of finding something incriminating, [It] ... represents an effort to punish Exxon for daring to hold an opinion on climate change that differs from that of radical environmentalists.
Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world -- making the most of one's best.
...The Victorian era (was) a time in Britain for great change and progress, an era that has always inspired me and my work, (Burberry) chose to present his company with an emblem of a knight on a horse, but for his family crest, he instead chose a unicorn. Thomas Burberry was a daring innovator but also a romantic and a dreamer.
The majority-rule society has produced nothing more than heart-ache and intolerance. Throughout this majority-rule period it has been the members of the minority who have made an impact. It only takes one person to kill a hundred. It only takes one dictator to oppress millions. For better or for worse, it is the daring few who have shaped this so-called majority-rule society.
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again. Because there is no effort without error and shortcomings, he who knows the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the high achievement of triumph and who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who know neither victory nor defeat".
Translations for daring
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- جرأة, جسارةArabic
- смел, безстрашен, безстрашие, дързък, авантюристичен, смелостBulgarian
- agosaratCatalan, Valencian
- Kühnheit, mutig, WagemutGerman
- audaz, atrevimiento, osado, atrevido, audacia, osadíaSpanish
- uskalias, uskallusFinnish
- audacieux, courageuxFrench
- נועזת, נועז, תעוזהHebrew
- gedurfd, durf, stoutmoedig, roekeloos, avontuurlijk, durvend, branie, lef, dapperDutch
- atrevido, arrojado, audacioso, audazPortuguese
- смелость, отважный, смелый, бесстрашный, лихой, дерзкийRussian
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