bold - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    involving a risk
    a bold move/step:

    In a bold move to try and cut pollution, the city council has banned private cars.

    a bold statement/assertion:

    They issued a bold statement calling for an immediate end to nuclear testing.

    1. a.
      confident and not afraid of people

      I was feeling bold, so I went and asked him for more money.

      One bird was bold enough to come and peck crumbs from the table.

  2. 2
    very bright, clear, or strong in colour and therefore easy to notice

    a shirt with bold blue and yellow stripes

    1. b.
      formal printed using darker or thicker letters than other printed letters
      in bold type (=printing using bold type):

      The most important items are listed in bold type.

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