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Bright vs. Bold

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Bright

Giving out or reflecting much light; shining
The sun was dazzlingly bright
Her bright, dark eyes
May 01, 2022

Bold

Fearless and daring; courageous
A bold leader.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Intelligent and quick-witted
A bright young journalist
A bright idea
May 01, 2022

Bold

Requiring or exhibiting courage or daring
A bold voyage to unknown lands.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Cheerful and lively
She gave a bright smile
At breakfast she would be persistently bright and chirpy
May 01, 2022
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Bold

Unduly forward and brazen; impudent
A bold, sassy child.
May 01, 2022

Bright

(of sound) clear, vibrant, and typically high-pitched
Her voice is fresh and bright
May 01, 2022

Bold

Strikingly different or unconventional; arresting or provocative
"[He] laid out a bold, new vision for America's leading universities" (Jerome Karabel).
May 01, 2022

Bright

Brightly
A full moon shining bright
May 01, 2022

Bold

Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous
Bold colors.
A bold pattern.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Bold and vivid colours
A choice of colours from pastels through to brights
May 01, 2022

Bold

Strong or pronounced; prominent
The bold flavor of ginger.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Headlights switched to full beam
He turned the brights on and we drove along the dirt road
May 01, 2022

Bold

Steep or abrupt in grade or terrain
"The two walk along the high, bold, rocky shore" (Harriet Beecher Stowe).
May 01, 2022

Bright

Emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; shining.
May 01, 2022

Bold

(Printing) Boldface.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Comparatively high on the scale of brightness
Bright red.
May 01, 2022

Bold

(obsolete) A dwelling; habitation; building.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Full of light or illumination
A bright sunny day.
A stage bright with spotlights.
May 01, 2022

Bold

Courageous, daring.
Bold deeds win admiration and, sometimes, medals.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Characterizing a dyestuff that produces a highly saturated color; brilliant.
May 01, 2022

Bold

Visually striking; conspicuous.
The painter's bold use of colour and outline
May 01, 2022

Bright

Glorious; splendid
One of the bright stars of stage and screen.
A bright moment in history.
May 01, 2022

Bold

Having thicker strokes than the ordinary form of the typeface.
The last word of this sentence is bold.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Full of promise and hope; auspicious
Had a bright future in publishing.
May 01, 2022

Bold

Presumptuous, forward or impudent.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Happy; cheerful
Bright faces.
May 01, 2022

Bold

(Ireland) Naughty; insolent; badly-behaved.
All of her children are terribly bold and never do as they are told.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Quick to learn or understand; intelligent.
May 01, 2022

Bold

Full-bodied.
May 01, 2022

Bright

High and clear
The bright sound of the trumpet section.
May 01, 2022

Bold

(Philippines) Pornographic; depicting nudity.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Emitting much light; visually dazzling; luminous, lucent, radiant.
The sky was remarkably bright and blue on that beautiful summer day.
May 01, 2022

Bold

Steep or abrupt.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Of light: brilliant, intense.
Could you please dim the light? It’s far too bright.
May 01, 2022

Bold

(transitive) To make (a font or some text) bold.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Of an object, surface, etc.: reflecting much light; having a high lustre; gleaming, shiny.
May 01, 2022

Bold

To make bold or daring.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Of a place: not dark; well-lit.
May 01, 2022

Bold

To become bold or brave.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Of climate or weather: not cloudy or gloomy; fair; also, of a period of time, the sky, etc.: characterized by much sunshine and good weather.
May 01, 2022

Bold

Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous.
Throngs of knights and barons bold.
May 01, 2022

Bright

(figuratively)
May 01, 2022

Bold

Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Clearly apparent; conspicuous.
May 01, 2022

Bold

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.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Of a colour: not muted or pale; bold, brilliant, vivid.
May 01, 2022

Bold

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.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Of an object, surface, etc.: having vivid colour(s); colourful.
The orange and blue walls of the sitting room were much brighter than the dull grey walls of the kitchen.
May 01, 2022

Bold

Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief.
Shadows in painting . . . make the figure bolder.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Of a musical instrument, sound, or a voice: clearly audible; clear, resounding, and often high-pitched.
May 01, 2022

Bold

Steep; abrupt; prominent.
Where the bold cape its warning forehead rears.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Of a room or other place: having acoustic qualities that tend to cause much echoing or reverberation of sound, particularly at high frequencies.
May 01, 2022

Bold

To make bold or daring.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Of a scent or taste: not bland or mild; bold, sharp, strong.
May 01, 2022

Bold

To be or become bold.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Of a substance: clear, transparent; also, pure, unadulterated; (specifically) of wine: free of suspended particles; not cloudy; fine.
May 01, 2022

Bold

A typeface with thick heavy lines
May 01, 2022

Bright

Glorious; illustrious.
May 01, 2022

Bold

Fearless and daring;
Bold settlers on some foreign shore
A bold speech
A bold adventure
May 01, 2022

Bright

In good spirits; happy, optimistic.
I woke up today feeling so bright that I decided to have a little dance.
May 01, 2022

Bold

Clear and distinct;
Bold handwriting
A figure carved in bold relief
A bold design
May 01, 2022

Bright

Of the face or eyes, or a smile: showing happiness or hopefulness; cheerful, lively.
May 01, 2022

Bold

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
May 01, 2022

Bright

Of a person: lively, vivacious.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Of a period of history or time: happy, prosperous, successful.
She has a bright future ahead.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Of an opportunity or outlook: having a reasonable chance of success; favourable, good.
If he trains hard, his chances of winning the competition are bright.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Of conversation, writing, etc.: imaginative or sparkling with wit; clever, witty.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent.
She’s very bright. She was able to solve the problem without my help.
May 01, 2022

Bright

(archaic)
May 01, 2022

Bright

(music) Of a rhythm or tempo: lively, upbeat.
May 01, 2022

Bright

(metallurgy) Of a metal object or surface: lacking any protective coating or surface treatment for the prevention of corrosion.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Brightness, glow.
May 01, 2022

Bright

(figuratively) Glory, splendour.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Something (especially a product intended for sale) that has vivid colours or a lustrous appearance.
May 01, 2022

Bright

A person with a naturalistic worldview with no mystical or supernatural elements.
May 01, 2022

Bright

(painting) An artist's brush used in acrylic and oil painting with a long ferrule and a flat, somewhat tapering bristle head.
May 01, 2022

Bright

In a bright manner; brightly, glowingly, luminously, lustrously.
May 01, 2022

Bright

(figuratively)
May 01, 2022

Bright

Referring to colour: with bold or vivid colours; brightly, boldly, vividly.
May 01, 2022

Bright

(archaic) Referring to sight, sound, understanding, etc.: clearly, distinctly; brightly.
May 01, 2022

Bright

(transitive) Often followed by up: to cast light on (someone or something); to brighten, to illuminate.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Often followed by up: to cause (someone or something) to be bright (in various senses); to brighten; specifically, to make (someone or something) energetic, or happy and optimistic.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Often followed by up: to become bright (in various senses); to brighten.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Radiating or reflecting light; shedding or having much light; shining; luminous; not dark.
The sun was bright o'erhead.
The earth was dark, but the heavens were bright.
The public places were as bright as at noonday.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Transmitting light; clear; transparent.
From the brightest winesHe 'd turn abhorrent.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Having qualities that render conspicuous or attractive, or that affect the mind as light does the eye; resplendent with charms; as, bright beauty.
Bright as an angel new-dropped from the sky.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Sparkling with wit; lively; vivacious; shedding cheerfulness and joy around; cheerful; cheery.
Be bright and jovial among your guests.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Illustrious; glorious.
In the brightest annals of a female reign.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes; clear; evident; plain.
That he may with more ease, with brighter evidence, and with surer success, draw the bearner on.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Of brilliant color; of lively hue or appearance.
Here the bright crocus and blue violet grew.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Splendor; brightness.
Dark with excessive bright thy skirts appear.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Brightly.
I say it is the moon that shines so bright.
May 01, 2022

Bright

Emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts;
The sun was bright and hot
A bright sunlit room
May 01, 2022

Bright

Having striking color;
Bright greens
Brilliant tapestries
A bird with vivid plumage
May 01, 2022

Bright

Characterized by quickness and ease in learning;
Some children are brighter in one subject than another
Smart children talk earlier than the average
May 01, 2022

Bright

Having lots of light either natural or artificial;
The room was bright and airy
A stage bright with spotlights
May 01, 2022

Bright

Made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow;
Bright silver candlesticks
A burnished brass knocker
She brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves
Rows of shining glasses
Shiny black patents
May 01, 2022

Bright

Splendid;
The bright stars of stage and screen
A bright moment in history
The bright pageantry of court
May 01, 2022

Bright

Not made dim or less bright;
Undimmed headlights
Surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed
May 01, 2022

Bright

Clear and sharp and ringing;
The bright sound of the trumpet section
The brilliant sound of the trumpets
May 01, 2022

Bright

Characterized by happiness or gladness;
Bright faces
All the world seems bright and gay
May 01, 2022

Bright

Abounding with sunlight;
A bright sunny day
One shining norming
When it is warm and shiny
May 01, 2022

Bright

Full or promise;
Had a bright future in publishing
The scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career
May 01, 2022

Bright

With brightness;
The stars shone brilliantly
The windows glowed jewel bright
May 01, 2022

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