What does boldness mean?

Definitions for boldness
bold·ness

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word boldness.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boldness, daring, hardiness, hardihoodnoun

    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, cheeknoun

    impudent aggressiveness

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

  3. boldness, strikingnessnoun

    the quality of standing out strongly and distinctly

Wiktionary

  1. boldnessnoun

    The state of being bold; courage; presumptuousness.

  2. boldnessnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boldnessnoun

    the state or quality of being bold

Freebase

  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.

How to pronounce boldness?

How to say boldness in sign language?

Numerology

  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

Examples of boldness in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    Question with boldness even the existence of a God because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.

  2. Jimoh Oluwatobi segun:

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

  3. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

  4. Homer:

    A decent boldness ever meets with friends.

  5. Thomas Jefferson:

    Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.

Images & Illustrations of boldness

  1. boldnessboldnessboldnessboldnessboldness

Popularity rank by frequency of use

boldness#10000#51703#100000

Translations for boldness

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for boldness »

Translation

Find a translation for the boldness definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these boldness definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "boldness." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 5 Dec. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/boldness>.

    Are we missing a good definition for boldness? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law
    • A. impounding
    • B. preponderance
    • C. nidus
    • D. rung

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for boldness: