Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bold

1 sense of bold

Sense 1
boldface, bold face, bold -- (a typeface with thick heavy lines)
       => font, fount, typeface, face, case -- (a specific size and style of type within a type family)

Antonyms of adj bold

3 senses of bold

Sense 1
bold (vs. timid) -- (fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure")

timid (vs. bold) -- (showing fear and lack of confidence)
        => bashful -- (self-consciously timid; "I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"- Ezra Pound)
        => coy -- (modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures; "like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled")
        => fearful, timorous, trepid -- (timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog")
        => intimidated -- (made timid or fearful as by threats)
        => mousy, mousey -- (quiet and timid and ineffectual)

Sense 2
bold -- (clear and distinct; "bold handwriting"; "a figure carved in bold relief"; "a bold design")

INDIRECT (VIA conspicuous) -> inconspicuous, invisible -- (not prominent or readily noticeable; "he pushed the string through an inconspicuous hole"; "the invisible man")

Sense 3
bluff, bold, sheer -- (very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front; "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock")

INDIRECT (VIA steep) -> gradual -- ((of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt; "a gradual slope")

Similarity of adj bold

3 senses of bold

Sense 1
bold (vs. timid) -- (fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure")
       => audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing -- (invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers")
       => daredevil, temerarious -- (presumptuously daring; "a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff")
       => emboldened -- (made bold or courageous)
       => foolhardy, heady, rash, reckless -- (marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences; "foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker"; "became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay; "a reckless driver"; "a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest")
       => heroic, heroical -- (having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes; "the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy"; "heroic explorers")
       => nervy -- (showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger; "the nervy feats of mountaineers")
       => overreaching, vaulting -- (revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights; "vaulting ambition")
       => overvaliant -- (having or showing undue valor or boldness; "a foolish overvaliant act")
          Also See-> adventurous#1, adventuresome#1; brave#1, courageous#1; forward#2; unafraid#1, fearless#1

Sense 2
bold -- (clear and distinct; "bold handwriting"; "a figure carved in bold relief"; "a bold design")
       => conspicuous (vs. inconspicuous) -- (obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening")

Sense 3
bluff, bold, sheer -- (very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front; "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock")
       => steep (vs. gradual) -- (having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs")

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