bold

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. daring, audacious, forward; intrepid, brave; impudent. See courage, insolence, defiance, vigor. Ant., timid.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Courageous]
Syn. intrepid, fearless, daring; see brave 1 .
2. [Impertinent]
Syn. brazen, forward, audacious, presumptuous; see rude 2 .
3. [Prominent]
Syn. strong, clear, plain, striking; see bright 2 , definite 2 .
See Synonym Study at brave .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. daring brave, fearless, courageous, undaunted, adventurous, audacious, confident, plucky, intrepid, lionhearted, *ballsy.
2. brazen insolent, *saucy, *brassy, *cheeky, fresh, forward, impudent, brash, rude, *gutsy, *ballsy.
3. pronounced striking, loud, bright, flashy, conspicuous, prominent, vivid, colorful, eye-catching.
ANT.: 1. cowardly, meek, timid. 2. courteous, polite, shy, deferential. 3. understated, subtle, weak, pale
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Taking or willing to take risks: adventuresome, adventurous, audacious, daredevil, daring, enterprising, venturesome, venturous. See SAFETY. 2. Having or showing courage: audacious, brave, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, fortitudinous, gallant, game, hardy, heroic, intrepid, mettlesome, plucky, stout, stouthearted, unafraid, undaunted, valiant, valorous. Informal: spunky. Slang: gutsy, gutty. See FEAR. 3. Rude and disrespectful: assuming, assumptive, audacious, boldfaced, brash, brazen, cheeky, contumelious, familiar, forward, impertinent, impudent, insolent, malapert, nervy, overconfident, pert, presuming, presumptuous, pushy, sassy, saucy, smart. Informal: brassy, flip, fresh, smart-alecky, snippety, snippy, uppish, uppity. Slang: wise1. See ATTITUDE, COURTESY. 4. Readily attracting notice: arresting, conspicuous, eye-catching, marked, noticeable, observable, outstanding, pointed, prominent, pronounced, remarkable, salient, signal, striking. Idiom: sticking out like a sore thumb. See SEE. 5. So sharply inclined as to be almost perpendicular: abrupt, precipitous, sheer2, steep1. See HORIZONTAL.

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