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bold

adjective uk   /bəʊld/ us    /boʊld/

bold adjective (BRAVE)

B2 not frightened of danger: She was a bold and fearless climber. The newspaper made the bold move/took the bold step of publishing the names of the men involved.
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bold adjective (NOTICEABLE)

B1 strong in colour or shape, and very noticeable to the eye: They painted the kitchen in bold colours.in bold (type/print) printed in thick dark letters: This sentence is printed in bold.

bold adjective (NOT SHY)

not shy, especially in a way that shows no respect: He was a bold and defiant little boy.
boldly
adverb uk   /ˈbəʊld.li/ us    /ˈboʊld-/
boldness
noun [U] uk   /ˈbəʊld.nəs/ us    /ˈboʊld-/
He is famous for the boldness of his business methods.
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