bold ( bolder comparative) ( boldest superlative )
1 adj Someone who is bold is not afraid to do things which involve risk or danger.
(=brave) (Antonym: cautious)
Amrita becomes a bold, daring rebel..., In 1960 this was a bold move..., Poland was already making bold economic reforms.
boldly adv ADV with v
You can and must act boldly and confidently.
Don't forget the boldness of his economic programme.
2 adj Someone who is bold is not shy or embarrassed in the company of other people.
usu v-link ADJ
(=brave) (Antonym: timid)
I don't feel I'm being bold, because it's always been natural for me to just speak out about whatever disturbs me.
`You should do it,' the girl said, boldly.
3 adj A bold colour or pattern is very bright and noticeable.
...bold flowers in various shades of red, blue or white., ...bold, dramatic colours.
The design is pretty startling and very boldly coloured.
4 adj Bold lines or designs are drawn in a clear, strong way.
Each picture is shown in colour on one page and as a bold outline on the opposite page.
5 n-uncount Bold is print which is thicker and looks blacker than ordinary printed letters. (TECHNICAL) usu N n
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