What does boldness mean?

Definitions for boldness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boldness, daring, hardiness, hardihood(noun)

    the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger

    "the proposal required great boldness"; "the plan required great hardiness of heart"

  2. boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheek(noun)

    impudent aggressiveness

    "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"

  3. boldness, strikingness(noun)

    the quality of standing out strongly and distinctly


  1. boldness(Noun)

    The state of being bold; courage; presumptuousness.

  2. boldness(Noun)

    The relative weight of a font; the thickness of its strokes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boldness(noun)

    the state or quality of being bold


  1. Boldness

    Boldness is an opposite of being shy. A bold person may be willing to risk shame or rejection in social situations, and willing to bend rules of etiquette or politeness. An excessively bold person could aggressively ask for money, or persistently push a person to fulfill some request, and so on. Boldness does not necessarily mean obnoxious; it is possible for one to be bold, while staying silent. Excessive boldness may thus be regarded as impertinence or arrogance. Outside a social context, "boldness" can also refer to a willingness to get things done, even despite risks, and is therefore broadly synonymous with bravery. Boldness is not always in a rash context, but can have a great positive connotation to the word. Being bold can be a huge step in social development. "Bold" is sometimes used synonymously with "impudent", where a child may be punished for "being bold" when he or she had acted disrespectfully toward an adult, or simply misbehaved. A typical example of personified boldness is often found by many specialists in the Greco-Roman mythological character of Philemon.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boldness in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boldness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. L. Ron Hubbard:

    Boldness in itself is genius.

  2. Homer:

    A decent boldness ever meets with friends.

  3. Jimoh Oluwatobi segun:

    Most capitulation are lack of boldness,you need to be bold!!!

  4. Victor Hugo:

    The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity in a girl boldness.

  5. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Images & Illustrations of boldness

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