Synonyms for boldness


Grammar : Noun
Spell : bohld
Phonetic Transcription : boʊld


Définition of boldness

Origin :
  • Old English beald (West Saxon), bald (Anglian) "bold, brave, confident, strong," from Proto-Germanic *balthaz (cf. Old High German bald "bold, swift," in names such as Archibald, Leopold, Theobald; Gothic balþei "boldness;" Old Norse ballr "frightful, dangerous"), perhaps from PIE *bhol-to- suffixed form of *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell" (see bole).
  • Of flavors (coffee, etc.) from 1829. The noun meaning "those who are bold" is from c.1300. Old French and Provençal baut "bold," Italian baldo "bold, daring, fearless" are Germanic loan-words.
  • noun audacity
Example sentences :
  • The gayety of a light-hearted maiden is often unmixed with boldness, or crime.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • She divined him, moreover, to be a blend of boldness and timidity.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • He went on with a new vehemence of boldness that became him well.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • And what boldness is this for a scrub of a servant to speak in such a way before her master?
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • Boldness and excessive timidity are the two extremes to be avoided.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • Will you pardon my boldness, and do me that great kindness?'
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • His arm sprung a little aside as I went on, amazed at my own boldness.
  • Extract from : « The First Violin » by Jessie Fothergill
  • Society was for a moment intimidated by the boldness of the attack.
  • Extract from : « Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle » by H. N. Brailsford
  • Her front to the world throughout had been the perfection of boldness.
  • Extract from : « Cleo The Magnificent » by Louis Zangwill
  • Coupeau kept silence, looking at her intently with a boldness.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for boldness

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