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Audacious vs. Bold

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Audaciousadjective

Showing willingness to take bold risks; recklessly daring.

Boldnoun

(obsolete) A dwelling; habitation; building.

Audaciousadjective

Impudent.

Boldadjective

Courageous, daring.

‘Bold deeds win admiration and, sometimes, medals.’;

Audaciousadjective

Daring; spirited; adventurous.

‘As in a cloudy chair, ascending ridesAudacious.’;

Boldadjective

Visually striking; conspicuous.

‘the painter's bold use of colour and outline’;

Audaciousadjective

Contemning the restraints of law, religion, or decorum; bold in wickedness; presumptuous; impudent; insolent.

Boldadjective

Having thicker strokes than the ordinary form of the typeface.

‘The last word of this sentence is bold.’;

Audaciousadjective

Committed with, or proceedings from, daring effrontery or contempt of law, morality, or decorum.

Boldadjective

Presumptuous, forward or impudent.

Audaciousadjective

invulnerable to fear or intimidation;

‘audacious explorers’; ‘fearless reporters and photographers’; ‘intrepid pioneers’;

Boldadjective

(Ireland) Naughty; insolent; badly-behaved.

‘All of her children are terribly bold and never do as they are told.’;

Audaciousadjective

unrestrained by convention or propriety;

‘an audacious trick to pull’; ‘a barefaced hypocrite’; ‘the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim’; ‘bold-faced lies’; ‘brazen arrogance’; ‘the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress’;

Boldadjective

Full-bodied.

Audaciousadjective

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’;

Boldadjective

(Philippines) Pornographic; depicting nudity.

Boldadjective

Steep or abrupt.

Boldverb

(transitive) To make (a font or some text) bold.

Boldverb

To make bold or daring.

Boldverb

To become bold.

Boldadjective

Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous.

‘Throngs of knights and barons bold.’;

Boldadjective

Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous.

Boldadjective

In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent.

‘Thou art too wild, too rude and bold of voice.’;

Boldadjective

Somewhat overstepping usual bounds, or conventional rules, as in art, literature, etc.; taking liberties in composition or expression; as, the figures of an author are bold.

‘The cathedral church is a very bold work.’;

Boldadjective

Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief.

‘Shadows in painting . . . make the figure bolder.’;

Boldadjective

Steep; abrupt; prominent.

‘Where the bold cape its warning forehead rears.’;

Boldverb

To make bold or daring.

Boldverb

To be or become bold.

Boldnoun

a typeface with thick heavy lines

Boldadjective

fearless and daring;

‘bold settlers on some foreign shore’; ‘a bold speech’; ‘a bold adventure’;

Boldadjective

clear and distinct;

‘bold handwriting’; ‘a figure carved in bold relief’; ‘a bold design’;

Boldadjective

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’;

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