Definition of daring in English:

daring

adjective

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

    ‘a daring crime’
    • ‘We'll tell you about a daring raid with surprising results next.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I guess I was more daring in my youth than I am now.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘So who was this daring woman, who ranks alongside the likes of glamorous adventurers such as Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham?’
    • ‘According to the police, the man is a daring criminal with a very dangerous profile.’
    • ‘He had fallen for her rebellious daring personality the moment they met.’
    • ‘But if you're a daring person, you'd probably do anything to get to the top of the highest mountain in the world.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If you thought Coolera Dramatic Society could only do pantomime, prepare to be surprised by this daring, but heart-warming tale.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She is a daring director who is constantly pushing the limits.’
    • ‘Cheng is a bold and daring man, working at whatever it takes to give his boy a chance to succeed in life.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A daring traveller made the newspaper headlines in 1880 after a record journey between New Plymouth and Wellington.’
    • ‘He was physically strong and became a daring climber of tall eucalyptus trees and rocky cliffs.’
    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 clothes are very feminine, sunny, and quite daring at times.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘All the children, surprised by her daring question, looked at them curiously.’
      • ‘The extreme shock aspects might cause you to roll your eyes, cry in outrage, or respect her daring style.’
      • ‘I was darnedly self-conscious in my daring clothes.’

noun

mass noun
  • Adventurous courage.

    ‘the daring of the players brings fortune or ruin’
    • ‘In truth, Ron was just as surprised at his own daring as his teacher was.’
    • ‘The rush of adventure and daring that I felt was unrivalled.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The photographs record the important images of the Rapa and capture the courage and daring of the local horsemen.’
    • ‘But then again that may not be too surprising as daring is far from an alien concept for this club.’
    • ‘You see people reach for it now and again, but Malick's daring is both outrageous and calming.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She needed boldness and daring to overcome the obstacles which the time in which she lived placed in her path.’
    • ‘Their performance was one of courage and daring.’
    • ‘Solidarity and initiative, protection and daring: that is the French genius.’
    • ‘As each year passes common sense and self preservation consume the reckless daring that has overwhelmed my life so far.’
    • ‘‘A landmark in cinema, an awesome feat of imagination and daring,’ gushed Christopher Tookey in the Daily Mail.’
    • ‘The coastline seemed impermeable, but finally, through bravery and daring, the explorer found his way in, and the treasure was revealed.’
    • ‘I actually don't think there's much that's inherently immoral to illegal immigration - it may often show pluck and daring.’
    • ‘Actions by Soviet troops in the Manchurian Operation were marked by boldness and daring.’
    • ‘Yossi Beilin is a hero who deserves our gratitude for his courage and daring.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Faber was surprised by his daring: He had never done anything like that before.’
    • ‘It demands if not moral or physical courage then at least boldness and daring.’
    boldness, audacity, temerity, audaciousness, fearlessness, intrepidity, bravery, courage, courageousness, valour, valorousness, heroism, pluck
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Pronunciation

daring

/ˈdɛːrɪŋ/