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English definition of “bold”

bold

adjective [-er/-est only] (BRAVE)   /boʊld/
brave, or without fear: He is a qualified politician with bold ideas. Bold can also mean not shy, and almost rude: She was friendly without being bold. boldly    /ˈboʊld·li/ adverb He dealt boldly with the problem and hoped he was right.
(Definition of bold adjective (BRAVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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