Definition of ballsy in English:



  • Determined and courageous.

    ‘she was a cool, ballsy woman’
    • ‘We wanted to make a film that was gutsy and ballsy.’
    • ‘They were ballsy, gritty, and more simply, a great rock ‘n’ roll band.’
    • ‘I think women are a lot more ballsy, less worried about making a fool of themselves.’
    • ‘A playwright would have to be pretty ballsy to put it in a title.’
    • ‘I thought it was very ballsy to put a dramatic moment between two characters in the midst of a third act that had seemingly spiraled out of control.’
    • ‘Though she was the size and shape of a toddler, her personality and grasp of the language was that of a ballsy 35-year-old woman.’
    • ‘I liked the ballsy women and the gallant men, and their cheap-shot locker-room humour.’
    • ‘Even the unexpectedly ballsy ending disappoints.’
    • ‘The last time somebody did something this ballsy it was called Metal Machine Music, and we spent the next 20 years arguing about whether or not it was brilliant.’
    • ‘If I met a woman my age at a dinner party who was already grey, I'd initially be put off - mainly because I'd think that she might be too ballsy and strong.’
    • ‘It's a ballsy move, demanding a huge effort, especially if tried solo.’
    • ‘Anders replied that as in all artmaking, you have to be ‘insanely ballsy.’’
    • ‘And I get to play his once live-in lover and assistant, who's a very ballsy, bawdy Parisian.’
    • ‘We have discussed it and that's a ballsy move right there.’
    • ‘I approached with some trepidation, contemplating whether I was feeling ballsy enough to go back in.’
    • ‘That, if you ask me, is intelligent, ballsy politics.’
    • ‘Polished, ballsy, and almost note perfect from start to finish, there is simply no room for criticism on what was a near perfect set.’
    • ‘I just relished that ballsy attitude, and I found that it helped me own my own masculinity.’
    • ‘I admire your blithe spirit in the face of overwhelming reality, and your ballsy indifference to the same gloom that frequently swamps me.’
    • ‘One of their biggest fans, he says, is an attractive, ballsy, slightly plump female friend who constantly complained that men didn't see her inner beauty.’
    brave, fearless, courageous, valorous, plucky, intrepid, heroic, stout-hearted, lionhearted, manly, manful, bold, daring, audacious, gallant, confident, spirited, stout, undaunted, dauntless, doughty, mettlesome, unalarmed, unflinching, unshrinking, unblenching, unabashed, undismayed
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