[ UK /bˈə‍ʊldnəs/ ]
[ US /ˈboʊɫdnəs/ ]
  1. 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. the quality of standing out strongly and distinctly
  3. impudent aggressiveness
    I couldn't believe her boldness
    he had the effrontery to question my honesty
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How To Use boldness In A Sentence

  • She was much applauded for her boldness in tackling the unfamiliar Balanchine style.
  • On the contrary, there is a vast shadow of melancholy, a painful sadness, doubt and cross-purpose, boldness at one moment and timidity at the next, a longing for solitude. Half a Rogue
  • As for the Drei Zinnen, they surpass in boldness and weirdness all the Dolomites of the Ampezzo. Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys
  • By staging the fish, previously scored for boldness, in dyadic contests against siblings, we also tested the prediction that bolder individuals are more likely to become dominant.
  • Through this experience, I developed boldness and confidence for fighting with humans.
  • And then she played songs of such boldness and intelligence that they blew this klutzy image out of the water. Times, Sunday Times
  • God (1Ti 1: 11-13). we faint not -- in boldness of speech and action, and patience in suffering (2Co 4: 2, 8-16, &c.). Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • In any case, boldness of design and rectilinearity are characteristics of the quilts; and for some quilters, corduroy called forth their best efforts.
  • The goshawk is a royal fowl, and is armed more with boldness than with claws, and as much as kind taketh from her in quantity of body, it rewardeth her with boldness of heart. Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus
  • It thinks out of the box and is often rewarded for its boldness. Times, Sunday Times
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