Synonyms of bold
1 fearlessDictionary • She becomes a bold, daring rebel.
fearless • brave and fearless soldiers
enterprising • an enterprising and hard-working young woman
brave • brave people who dare to challenge the tyrannical regimes
daring • a daring rescue attempt
heroic • The heroic sergeant risked his life to rescue 29 fishermen.
adventurous • He had always wanted an adventurous life in the tropics.
courageous • She is clearly a very tough and courageous woman.
gritty • a gritty determination to get to the top
gallant • gallant soldiers who gave their lives
gutsy (slang) • They admired his gutsy determination.
audacious • an audacious plan to win the presidency
intrepid • an intrepid space traveller
valiant • valiant attempts by neighbours and firemen to rescue them
plucky • The plucky schoolgirl amazed doctors by hanging on to life.
undaunted • Although the forecast was for rain, the crowd were undaunted.
unafraid • a reputation for being tough and unafraid
dauntless • Perseverance and dauntless courage brought them to their goal.
ballsy (taboo, slang)
lion-hearted • He came back to produce a lion-hearted performance in the 200 metres.
2 impudentDictionary • Men do not like girls who are too bold.
impudent • Some were well behaved, while others were impudent.
forward • He's very forward and confident.
fresh (informal) • Don't get fresh with me.
confident • In time he became more confident and relaxed.
rude • He's rude to her friends.
cheeky • They sat making cheeky comments about passers-by.
brash • On stage she seems hard, brash and uncompromising.
feisty (informal, mainly US, Canadian) • At 66, she was as feisty as ever.
saucy • a saucy joke
pushy (informal) • She was a confident and pushy young woman.
brazen • She's just a brazen hussy.
in-your-face (British, slang)
shameless • a shameless hustler and dealer in stolen goods
sassy (US, informal)
unabashed • He seems unabashed by his recent defeat.
pert • a pert young hussy
insolent • Don't be insolent with me, young lady!
spirited • He wanted merely to provoke a spirited debate.
3 brightDictionary • bold, dramatic colours
bright • a bright red dress
strong • strong colours
striking • She was a striking woman with long blonde hair.
loud • He liked to shock with his gold chains and loud clothes.
prominent • the lighthouses that are still a prominent feature of the Scottish coast
lively • toys made with bright and lively colours
colourful • Everyone was dressed in colourful clothes.
vivid • a vivid blue sky
flashy • a flashy sports car
eye-catching • skin-tight shorts in bold eye-catching stripes
salient • He read the salient facts quickly.
showy • They were smart but not showy.
4 heavyDictionary • It's a big book with bold print.
heavy • 11 million gallons of heavy crude oil.
clear • It was a clear case of homicide.
thick • The smoke was blueish-black and thick.
distinct • to impart a distinct flavour with a minimum of cooking fat
pronounced • Most of the exhibition has a pronounced Scottish theme.
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adventurousSomeone who is adventurous is eager to visit new places and have new experiences.
• He had always wanted an adventurous life in the tropics.
audaciousSomeone who is audacious takes risks in order to achieve something.
• an audacious plan to win the presidency
brashIf you describe someone or their behaviour as brash, you disapprove of them because you think that they are too confident and aggressive.
• On stage she seems hard, brash and uncompromising.
Thesaurus for bold from the Collins English Thesaurus