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1‘Derby's manager made another bold move into the transfer market’
daring, intrepid, courageous, brave, valiant, fearless, unafraid, undaunted, dauntless, valorous
audacious, adventurous, dashing, heroic, gallant, swashbuckling, adventuresome, daredevil, venturesome, plucky, unflinching
spirited, confident, positive, decisive, assured, enterprising
rash, reckless, brash, foolhardy
informal gutsy, spunky, ballsy, game, feisty
2‘a bold streetwise young girl’
brazen, shameless, forward, brash, impudent, audacious, cheeky, saucy, cocky, pert, impertinent, insolent, presumptuous, immodest, unabashed, unreserved, barefaced, unshrinking, defiant, brass-necked, bold as brass
informal brassy, sassy
3‘a bold pattern of yellow and black’
striking, vivid, bright, strong, eye-catching, conspicuous, distinct, pronounced, prominent, obvious, outstanding, well marked, showy, flashy, gaudy, lurid, garish
4‘cross references are printed in bold type’
heavy, thick, clear, conspicuous, distinct, pronounced, outstanding
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