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Bold vs. Cocky

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Boldnoun

(obsolete) A dwelling; habitation; building.

Cockyadjective

Overly confident; arrogant and boastful.

Boldadjective

Courageous, daring.

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

Cockynoun

Used as a term of endearment, originally for a person of either sex, but later primarily for a man.

Boldadjective

Visually striking; conspicuous.

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

Cockynoun

A (familiar name for a) cockatoo.

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Boldadjective

Having thicker strokes than the ordinary form of the typeface.

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

Cockynoun

; (by extension) any farmer or owner of rural land.

Boldadjective

Presumptuous, forward or impudent.

Cockyverb

To operate a small-scale farm.

Boldadjective

(Ireland) Naughty; insolent; badly-behaved.

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

Cockyadjective

Pert.

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Boldadjective

Full-bodied.

Cockyadjective

overly self-confident or self-assertive;

‘a very cocky young man’;

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.

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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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