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1. boldness

noun. ['ˈboʊldnəs'] the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger.

Synonyms

  • shamelessness
  • brazenness
  • venturesomeness
  • adventurousness
  • daredevilry
  • fearlessness
  • hardiness
  • hardihood
  • audaciousness
  • daredeviltry
  • bold
  • temerity
  • daring

Antonyms

  • timidity
  • fearfulness
  • gradual
  • inconspicuous

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • bold (English)
  • bold (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Boldness

  • coldness

How do you pronounce boldness?

Pronounce boldness as ˈboʊldnəs.

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Sentences with boldness


1. Noun, singular or mass
You will gain confidence and boldness, so pick a fear on your list.

Quotes about boldness


1. The boldness of his mind was sheathed in a scabbard of politeness.
- Dumas Malone, Jefferson the Virginian

2. Marveling at his own boldness, he said softly, "I would enter your sleep if I could, and guard you there, and slay the thing that hounds you, as I would if it had the courage to face me in fair daylight. But I cannot come in unless you dream of me.
- Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

3. The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness.
- Victor Hugo

2. boldness

noun. ['ˈboʊldnəs'] impudent aggressiveness.

Synonyms

  • brass
  • aggressiveness
  • face
  • audaciousness
  • cheek
  • nerve

Antonyms

  • afraid
  • unadventurous
  • cowardly
  • backward

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • bold (English)
  • bold (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. boldness

noun. ['ˈboʊldnəs'] the quality of standing out strongly and distinctly.

Synonyms

  • conspicuousness

Antonyms

  • cowardice
  • gutlessness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • bold (English)
  • bold (Middle English (1100-1500))
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