Definition of boldly in English:



  • 1In a confident and courageous way; showing a willingness to take risks:

    ‘you will have our support as long as you fight boldly against corruption’
    ‘we urge the educational community to act boldly’
    • ‘A girl stands on a pink marble slab, her shoulders swung boldly back.’
    • ‘He boldly broke all fetters that hindered his liberty in preaching and in teaching.’
    • ‘Each year in the last week of February, he would muster his followers and boldly cross the 40 miles of open water that lies between Toronto and Niagara.’
    • ‘The working class had seized the initiative in 1917 and had boldly conquered political power.’
    • ‘In the postwar years, he built on the social promise of the health center and moved boldly into the field of housing.’
    • ‘In those and other works, he boldly challenged the music world's status quo, and his challenge has resonated through the ensuing decades.’
    • ‘With its frontal perspective, the monumental wave confronts the viewer dead-on, boldly asserting its pure, natural energy.’
    • ‘When they go boldly into the wilderness, they ought to carry in their backpacks Thoreau, London, and Tolstoy.’
    • ‘Many philosophers will boldly tell us that we have strayed well beyond the limits of meaningful discourse.’
    • ‘As science strode boldly into one arena of knowledge after another, it discredited claims to the infallibility of revelation.’
    1. 1.1dated In a manner that is so confident as to be impudent or presumptuous:
      ‘thieves who boldly robbed the wounded and helpless passengers’
  • 2In a way that is characterized by having a strong, vivid, or clear appearance:

    ‘I grabbed a couple of boldly patterned fabric samples’