What does daring mean?

Definitions for daring
ˈdɛər ɪŋdar·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dare, daringnoun

    a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy

    "he could never refuse a dare"

  2. boldness, daring, hardiness, hardihoodadjective

    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"

  3. audacious, daring, venturesome, venturousadjective

    disposed to venture or take risks

    "audacious visions of the total conquest of space"; "an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas"; "the most daring of contemporary fiction writers"; "a venturesome investor"; "a venturous spirit"

  4. avant-garde, daringadjective

    radically new or original

    "an avant-garde theater piece"


  1. daringnoun


  2. daringadjective

    Adventurous, willing to take on or look for risks.

  3. daringadjective

    Courageous, or showing bravery

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Daringadjective

    Bold; adventurous; fearless; courageous; intrepid; brave; stout.

    Etymology: from dare.

    The last Georgick has indeed many metaphors, but not so daring as this; for human thoughts and passions may be more naturally ascribed to a bee than to an inanimate plant. Joseph Addison, Essays on the Georgicks.

    The song too daring, and the theme too great. Matthew Prior.

    Grieve not, O daring prince! that noble heart. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Daring

    of Dare

  2. Daring

    of Dare

  3. Daringnoun

    boldness; fearlessness; adventurousness; also, a daring act

  4. Daringadjective

    bold; fearless; adventurous; as, daring spirits

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Anagrams for daring »

  1. radgin

  2. gradin

  3. dingar

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of daring in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of daring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of daring in a Sentence

  1. Empowerment Minister Patrick Zhuwao:

    Businesses have continued to disregard Zimbabwe's indigenisation laws as if daring our President and his government to do something about their contemptuous behaviour, it's either you comply or you close shop.

  2. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu:

    I have three treasures. Guard and keep them:The first is deep love,The second is frugality,And the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world.Because of deep love, one is courageous.Because of frugality, one is generous.Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world.

  3. Korean Central News Agency:

    (Kim) said everyone should remember that it is the (ruling) partys core plan and unwavering determination to build a powerful force strong enough to discourage any forces from daring to provoke us and to leave any opponent defenseless against our Juche weapons of absolute power even in situations of physical clashes.

  4. Kevork Altounian:

    the best part of life is that one could be quite daring...

  5. Matteo Garrone:

    It was an ambitious project, granted, one had to be a bit bold and daring to do. But I launched into this adventure with a whole group of actors and actresses who are quite extraordinary and you saw the result.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • جرأة, جسارةArabic
  • безстрашие, смел, безстрашен, дързък, смелост, авантюристиченBulgarian
  • agosaratCatalan, Valencian
  • Kühnheit, Wagemut, mutigGerman
  • atrevido, audacia, osadía, osado, atrevimiento, audazSpanish
  • uskalias, uskallusFinnish
  • courageux, audacieuxFrench
  • נועזת, תעוזה, נועזHebrew
  • audacissimusLatin
  • branie, gedurfd, dapper, durf, stoutmoedig, lef, durvend, roekeloos, avontuurlijkDutch
  • śmiałyPolish
  • audaz, atrevido, arrojado, audaciosoPortuguese
  • лихой, отважный, бесстрашный, смелость, дерзкий, смелыйRussian

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