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Meaning of DARING

Pronunciation:  'dehring

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger; "the proposal required great boldness"
  2. [n]  a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy; "he could never refuse a dare"
  3. [adj]  disposed to venture or take risks; "audacious visions of the total conquest of space"; "an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas"; "the most daring of contemporary fiction writers"; "a venturesome investor"; "a venturous spirit"
  4. [adj]  radically new or original; "an avant-garde theater piece"

DARING is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: adventuresome, adventurous, audacious, avant-garde, boldness, dare, hardihood, original, venturesome, venturous
 Antonyms: timidity, timorousness
 See Also: adventurousness, audaciousness, audacity, brazenness, challenge, daredevilry, daredeviltry, fearlessness, shamelessness, temerity, venturesomeness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dar"ing\, n.
    Boldness; fearlessness; adventurousness; also, a daring act.
  2. \Dar"ing\, a.
    Bold; fearless; adventurous; as, daring spirits. --
    {Dar"ing*ly}, adv. -- {Dar"ing*ness}, n.
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