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English definition of “bold”

bold

adjective (NOT SHY)    /bəʊld/ US  /boʊld/
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     /ˈbəʊld.li/ US  /ˈboʊld-/ adverb Brave and courageous boldness     /ˈbəʊld.nəs/ US  /ˈboʊld-/ noun [U] He is famous for the boldness of his business methods .Bravery
(Definition of bold adjective (NOT SHY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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