1. the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger (Freq. 1)

the proposal required great boldness


the plan required great hardiness of heart

Syn: ↑daring, ↑hardiness, ↑hardihood
Ant: ↑timidity
Derivationally related forms: ↑dare (for: ↑daring), ↑bold
Hypernyms: ↑fearlessness
Attrubites: ↑bold
2. impudent aggressiveness

I couldn't believe her boldness


he had the effrontery to question my honesty

Syn: ↑nerve, ↑brass, ↑face, ↑cheek
Derivationally related forms: ↑cheeky (for: ↑cheek), ↑cheek (for: ↑cheek), ↑face (for: ↑face), ↑brassy (for: ↑brass), ↑nervy (for: ↑nerve)
Hypernyms: ↑aggressiveness
Hyponyms: ↑audacity, ↑audaciousness
3. the quality of standing out strongly and distinctly
Syn: ↑strikingness
Derivationally related forms: ↑striking (for: ↑strikingness), ↑bold
Hypernyms: ↑conspicuousness

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