Definition of daring in English:

daring

adjective

  • 1(of a person or action) adventurous or audaciously bold.

    ‘a daring crime’
    • ‘Jack and the Beanstalk opened last night with an outstanding cast of actors who helped bring to life the daring adventures of a boy and a monster plant in a hilarious adaptation of the classical children's tale.’
    • ‘If you thought Coolera Dramatic Society could only do pantomime, prepare to be surprised by this daring, but heart-warming tale.’
    • ‘But if you're a daring person, you'd probably do anything to get to the top of the highest mountain in the world.’
    • ‘Following to the recent bugging of the DP offices, our daring team of investigative reporters bugged the DP offices, to see what was on the infamous tapes.’
    • ‘He wore his hair relatively short and spiked and though many men said that it made him look evil, his soldiers said it matched his daring personality.’
    • ‘It was about a group of daring explorers who drove a tank-like vehicle called The Cyclotram all the way to that secret world at the center of the Earth.’
    • ‘A daring traveller made the newspaper headlines in 1880 after a record journey between New Plymouth and Wellington.’
    • ‘He had fallen for her rebellious daring personality the moment they met.’
    • ‘A daring pilot, he set a handful of aviation world records, including one for a 1938 flight around the world in just over 91 hours.’
    • ‘We'll tell you about a daring raid with surprising results next.’
    • ‘Cheng is a bold and daring man, working at whatever it takes to give his boy a chance to succeed in life.’
    • ‘He was physically strong and became a daring climber of tall eucalyptus trees and rocky cliffs.’
    • ‘Meanwhile in Stanhope, County Durham, emergency services performed the daring James Bond-style rescue of another driver after his car got stuck at a flooded ford.’
    • ‘So who was this daring woman, who ranks alongside the likes of glamorous adventurers such as Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham?’
    • ‘I guess I was more daring in my youth than I am now.’
    • ‘She is a daring director who is constantly pushing the limits.’
    • ‘According to the police, the man is a daring criminal with a very dangerous profile.’
    • ‘Flashing propellers carved the skies as a variety of innovative aircraft and daring pilots, many of them female, quested for fame and money.’
    • ‘With the lantern, she looked just like a character from one of those old black and white films, like the daring heroine bold enough to uncover ghastly secrets hidden deep within the woods.’
    • ‘In her interviews, Mira Nair has said that she was enamoured of this great classic from her schooldays, and especially its daring heroine, Becky Sharp.’
    bold, audacious, adventurous, intrepid, venturesome, fearless, brave, unafraid, unshrinking, undaunted, dauntless, valiant, valorous, heroic, dashing
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    1. 1.1 Causing outrage or surprise by being boldly unconventional.
      ‘he rapidly discovered an audience hungry for his daring new works’
      • ‘The extreme shock aspects might cause you to roll your eyes, cry in outrage, or respect her daring style.’
      • ‘All the children, surprised by her daring question, looked at them curiously.’
      • ‘Reading how he was such an outgoing person, it is no surprise that he took the daring steps he deemed necessary and that he truly is a hero in every sense of the word.’
      • ‘I was darnedly self-conscious in my daring clothes.’
      • ‘It's Hallowe'en this Friday, the perfect opportunity to cast off your tried and tested clothes and make-up and emerge in a more daring disguise.’
      • ‘The clothes are very feminine, sunny, and quite daring at times.’

noun

mass noun
  • Adventurous courage.

    ‘the daring of the players brings fortune or ruin’
    • ‘She needed boldness and daring to overcome the obstacles which the time in which she lived placed in her path.’
    • ‘Are we denying ourselves future explorers and heroes by taking away their sense of adventure and daring?’
    • ‘He is a very dear friend of ours, an Army Officer of bravery and daring combined with intelligence.’
    • ‘You see people reach for it now and again, but Malick's daring is both outrageous and calming.’
    • ‘The rush of adventure and daring that I felt was unrivalled.’
    • ‘The photographs record the important images of the Rapa and capture the courage and daring of the local horsemen.’
    • ‘In truth, Ron was just as surprised at his own daring as his teacher was.’
    • ‘As the editor of Independence, which was a task assigned to him, he proved his mettle as he was possessed of intellectual daring, a virile pen and sound political judgement.’
    • ‘Actions by Soviet troops in the Manchurian Operation were marked by boldness and daring.’
    • ‘Solidarity and initiative, protection and daring: that is the French genius.’
    • ‘But then again that may not be too surprising as daring is far from an alien concept for this club.’
    • ‘The coastline seemed impermeable, but finally, through bravery and daring, the explorer found his way in, and the treasure was revealed.’
    • ‘Faber was surprised by his daring: He had never done anything like that before.’
    • ‘As each year passes common sense and self preservation consume the reckless daring that has overwhelmed my life so far.’
    • ‘It demands if not moral or physical courage then at least boldness and daring.’
    • ‘Their performance was one of courage and daring.’
    • ‘‘A landmark in cinema, an awesome feat of imagination and daring,’ gushed Christopher Tookey in the Daily Mail.’
    • ‘I actually don't think there's much that's inherently immoral to illegal immigration - it may often show pluck and daring.’
    • ‘Yossi Beilin is a hero who deserves our gratitude for his courage and daring.’
    • ‘The one major criticism that might be levelled against Ned Kelly is that it tries to squeeze too much into a briskly paced, conventional feature and consequently lacks a little humour or daring.’
    boldness, audacity, temerity, audaciousness, fearlessness, intrepidity, bravery, courage, courageousness, valour, valorousness, heroism, pluck
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Pronunciation

daring

/ˈdɛːrɪŋ/