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English definition of “bold”

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.
Synonym
Brave and courageous

bold adjective (NOTICEABLE)

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

bold adjective (NOT SHY)

not shy, especially in a way that shows no respect: He was a bold and defiant little boy.Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desireConfidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit
boldly
adverb uk   /ˈbəʊld.li/ us    /ˈboʊld-/
Brave and courageous
boldness
noun [U] uk   /ˈbəʊld.nəs/ us    /ˈboʊld-/
He is famous for the boldness of his business methods.Bravery
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