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Not afraid; bold; fearless; dauntless
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  1. Not afraid; bold; fearless; dauntless
  2. Resolutely courageous; fearless.
Showing no shame; bold; impudent
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  1. Showing no shame; bold; impudent
  2. Made of brass.
  3. Like brass in color or other qualities
Located ahead or in advance:
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  1. Located ahead or in advance:
  2. Going, tending, or moving toward a position in front:
  3. Being ahead of current economic, political, or technological trends; progressive:
Bold or daring; fearless
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  1. Bold or daring; fearless
  2. Spirited and original:
  3. Fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold.
Going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward:
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  1. Going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward:
  2. Too bold or forward; taking too much for granted; showing overconfidence, arrogance, or effrontery
Having force or rapidity of motion:
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  1. Having force or rapidity of motion:
  2. Clear and loud:
  3. Readily noticeable; remarkable:
Easily perceptible to the eye or ear; distinct:
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  1. Easily perceptible to the eye or ear; distinct:
  2. Containing nothing:
  3. Plain or evident to the mind; unmistakable:
Common in rank or station; average; ordinary:
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  1. Common in rank or station; average; ordinary:
  2. Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration:
  3. Not dyed, twilled, or patterned:
Without fear; not afraid; brave; intrepid
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  1. Without fear; not afraid; brave; intrepid
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  1. Courageous, or showing bravery.
  2. Involving great risk or danger:
  3. Adventurous, willing to take on or look for risks.
Arresting the attention and producing a vivid impression on the sight or the mind.
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  1. Arresting the attention and producing a vivid impression on the sight or the mind.
  2. Of that which makes a strong impression.
  3. Very noticeable or impressive; specif., very attractive in appearance
Willing to take risks; adventurous
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  1. Willing to take risks; adventurous
  2. Inclined to engage in risky activities or enterprises.
  3. Prone to, or willing to undertake, adventures; daring or bold.
(Of an act or product) Full of hazard; attended with risk; exposing to danger; requiring courage; rash.
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  1. (Of an act or product) Full of hazard; attended with risk; exposing to danger; requiring courage; rash.
  2. (Of a person) Inclined to adventure; willing to incur risks; prone to embark in hazardous enterprise; rashly daring.
  3. Requiring or characterized by boldness or daring; hazardous; risky:
Not restrained by a sense of shame or propriety; rudely bold; brazen
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  1. Not restrained by a sense of shame or propriety; rudely bold; brazen
  2. Fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold.
  3. Bold or daring; fearless
Bold and reckless
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  1. Courageous, or showing bravery.
  2. Involving great risk or danger:
  3. Adventurous, willing to take on or look for risks.
Displaying bravery and daring in the attempt of some task.
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  1. Displaying bravery and daring in the attempt of some task.
  2. Showing initiative and willingness to undertake new projects:
  3. Being very able and ingenious in business dealings.
Involving danger or risk; risky; hazardous
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  1. Involving danger or risk; risky; hazardous
  2. Involving risk or danger; hazardous:
  3. Bold; willing to take risks; adventurous.
Spirited and original:
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  1. Spirited and original:
  2. Not restrained by a sense of shame or propriety; rudely bold; brazen
  3. Fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold.
Willing to face danger, pain, or trouble; not afraid
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  1. Willing to face danger, pain, or trouble; not afraid
  2. Making a fine display; impressive or showy:
  3. Showing to good effect; having a fine appearance
Having or showing courage; brave
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  1. Having or showing courage; brave
  2. Of an action, that requires courage.
  3. Of a person, displaying or possessing courage.
Incapable of being intimidated or discouraged; fearless.
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  1. Incapable of being intimidated or discouraged; fearless.
  2. That cannot be daunted or intimidated; fearless
(Now Rare) Valiant; brave
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  1. (Now Rare) Valiant; brave
  2. Marked by stouthearted courage; brave.
Without fear; not afraid; brave; intrepid
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  1. Without fear; not afraid; brave; intrepid
  1. Having fortitude; courageous.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Smartly or boldly stylish; dashing:
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  1. Smartly or boldly stylish; dashing:
  2. Having to do with love; amorous
  3. Polite and attentive to women in a courtly way
Having enough spirit or enthusiasm; ready (for something)
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  1. Having enough spirit or enthusiasm; ready (for something)
  2. Designating or of wild birds or animals hunted for sport or for use as food
  3. Crippled; lame:
Too bold; full of temerity; rash
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  1. Too bold; full of temerity; rash
  2. Able to withstand difficult or adverse conditions; robust:
  3. Able to survive the winter without special care
Of a size or scale that is larger than life:
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  1. Of a size or scale that is larger than life:
  2. Like or characteristic of a hero or his deeds; strong, brave, noble, powerful, etc.
  3. Having, displaying, or characteristic of the qualities appropriate to a hero; courageous:
Resolutely courageous; fearless.
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  1. Resolutely courageous; fearless.
  2. Not afraid; bold; fearless; dauntless
  1. Of great mettle; courageous.
  2. Full of mettle; spirited; ardent, brave, etc.
Brave; spirited
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  1. Brave; spirited
  2. Having or showing pluck, courage or spirit in trying circumstances.
Bulky in figure; thickset or corpulent.
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  1. Bulky in figure; thickset or corpulent.
  2. Thick or strong in structure or substance; solid or substantial:
  3. Strong in body; sturdy:
  1. Not afraid.
  2. Feeling, exhibiting, or expressing no fear.
Not discouraged or disheartened; resolutely courageous.
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  1. Not discouraged or disheartened; resolutely courageous.
  2. Not daunted; not faltering or hesitating out of fear or discouragement; undismayed; intrepid
  3. Showing courage and resolution.
Possessing or exhibiting valor; brave:
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  1. Possessing or exhibiting valor; brave:
  2. Full of or characterized by valor or courage; brave
  3. Resolute; determined
Having or displaying valour.
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  1. Having or displaying valour.
  2. Having or showing valor; courageous; brave
  3. Marked by or possessing great personal bravery; valiant.
Spirited; plucky.
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  1. Spirited; plucky.
  2. (Informal) Having spunk; courageous; spirited
Marked by courage or daring; plucky.
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  1. Marked by courage or daring; plucky.
  2. Marked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger; having guts
  3. (Informal) Full of guts; daring, courageous, forceful, plucky, etc.
Presumptuous; arrogant.
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  1. Presumptuous; arrogant.
  2. Taking too much for granted; presumptuous
Taken for granted; assumed.
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  1. Taken for granted; assumed.
  2. Held as true or valid without evidence.
  3. Forward or presumptuous.
Bold or daring; fearless
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  1. Bold or daring; fearless
  2. Not restrained by a sense of shame or propriety; rudely bold; brazen
  3. Fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold.
(US, colloquial, dated) brittle, as wood or vegetables
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  1. (US, colloquial, dated) brittle, as wood or vegetables
  2. Hasty or unrestrained without regard for consequences:
  3. Presumptuously forward; impudent:
Having the ringing sound of brass; harsh and piercing
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  1. Having the ringing sound of brass; harsh and piercing
  2. Having a loud, usually harsh, resonant sound:
  3. Like brass in color or other qualities
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  1. (Informal) Impudent; impertinent.
  2. (Informal) Saucy; impudent; insolent
  3. Impertinently bold; impudent and saucy.
Rude in a contemptuous way; insulting and humiliating
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  1. Rude in a contemptuous way; insulting and humiliating
Having fair knowledge; acquainted:
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  1. Having fair knowledge; acquainted:
  2. Often encountered or seen:
  3. Natural and unstudied; informal:
Being ahead of current economic, political, or technological trends; progressive:
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  1. Being ahead of current economic, political, or technological trends; progressive:
  2. Moving in a prescribed direction or order for normal use:
  3. Going, tending, or moving toward a position in front:
Not pertinent or suitable
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  1. Not pertinent or suitable
  2. Not showing proper respect or manners; insolent; impudent
  3. Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold:
(Obsolete) Immodest.
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  1. (Obsolete) Immodest.
  2. Offensively bold or disrespectful; insolent or impertinent.
Boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; impertinent; impudent
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  1. Boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; impertinent; impudent
  2. Audaciously rude or disrespectful; impertinent or impudent.
  3. (Archaic) Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant.
(Now archaic) Impudent, cheeky, saucy. [from 15th c.]
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  1. (Now archaic) Impudent, cheeky, saucy. [from 15th c.]
  2. Saucy; impudent; pert
  3. Impudently bold in speech or manner; saucy.
(Rare) Strong; vigorous; sinewy
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  1. (Rare) Strong; vigorous; sinewy
  2. Showing or requiring courage and fortitude; bold.
  3. (Archaic) Full of muscular force; sinewy.
Excessively confident; presumptuous.
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  1. Excessively confident; presumptuous.
  2. Presumptuous, cocksure, rude and disrespectful.
  3. Confident without adequate reason; too confident
(Dial.) In good spirits or health; lively; brisk
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  1. (Dial.) In good spirits or health; lively; brisk
  2. Attractive or stylish in appearance:
  3. Bold or impudent in speech or behavior; saucy; forward
Having or showing excessive and arrogant self-confidence; presumptuous.
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  1. Having or showing excessive and arrogant self-confidence; presumptuous.
Going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward:
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  1. Going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward:
  2. Too bold or forward; taking too much for granted; showing overconfidence, arrogance, or effrontery
(Informal) Annoyingly aggressive and persistent
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  1. (Informal) Annoyingly aggressive and persistent
  2. Aggressively ambitious; overly assertive, bold or determined.
  3. Disagreeably aggressive or forward.
  1. Bold and spirited; cheeky
  2. Rude and disrespectful; impudent.
  3. Stylish; chic:
Rude; impudent
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  1. Rude; impudent
  2. Attractive or stylish, especially in being sexually alluring:
  3. Impertinent or disrespectful, especially in a playful or lively way:
Energetic or quick in movement:
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  1. Energetic or quick in movement:
  2. Capable of making adjustments that resemble those resulting from human decisions, chiefly by means of electronic sensors and computer technology:
  3. Amusingly clever; witty:
Made of or decorated with brass.
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  1. Made of or decorated with brass.
  2. (Music) Resembling or characterized by the sound of brass instruments:
  3. Like brass, as in color
(Informal) Flippant; saucy; impertinent
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  1. (Informal) Flippant; saucy; impertinent
  2. Marked by casual disrespect; impertinent:
Not yet used or soiled; clean:
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  1. Not yet used or soiled; clean:
  2. Fairly strong and often cool; brisk:
  3. Untried or trained but not experienced:
(Informal) Snippy; impertinent.
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  1. (Informal) Snippy; impertinent.
  2. Irritable, snappy
  3. Made up of short snippets
(Informal) Curt, sharp, or snappish, esp. in an insolent manner
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  1. (Informal) Curt, sharp, or snappish, esp. in an insolent manner
  2. Occurring in pieces; fragmentary.
  3. Made up of small scraps or snips; fragmentary
(Since circa 1678) Having plenty of money.
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  1. (Since circa 1678) Having plenty of money.
  2. (Colloquial) Proud; arrogant; assuming; putting on airs of superiority.
  3. (Cricket, of a shot) In which the ball is hit into the air, with the chance of being caught
Haughty or presumptuous, especially for one's rank or social standing:
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  1. Haughty or presumptuous, especially for one's rank or social standing:
  2. Inclined to be haughty, arrogant, snobbish, etc.
  3. Behaving in a way regarded as above one's rightful station or class
Having or showing good judgment; sagacious; prudent
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  1. Having or showing good judgment; sagacious; prudent
  2. Provided with information; informed. Often used with to :
  3. Impudent; fresh
Attracting attention; interesting; striking
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  1. Attracting attention; interesting; striking
Easy to see or perceive; obvious
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  1. Easy to see or perceive; obvious
  2. Attracting attention, as by being unusual or remarkable; noticeable.
  3. Easy to notice; obvious:
Visually attractive:
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  1. Visually attractive:
  2. Alternative spelling of eye-catching.
  3. Visually attractive
Explicitly characterized by or having a particular linguistic feature. For example, girls is marked for plural in English, whereas sheep is not.
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  1. Explicitly characterized by or having a particular linguistic feature. For example, girls is marked for plural in English, whereas sheep is not.
  2. (Linguistics) Of or relating to that member of a pair of words or forms that explicitly denotes a particular subset of the meanings denoted by the other member of the pair. For example, of the two words lion and lioness, lion is unmarked for gender (it can denote either a male or female) whereas lioness is marked, since it denotes only females.
  3. (Linguistics) Of a word, form, or phoneme: distinguished by a positive feature.
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  1. Capable of being seen or noticed.
  2. Worthy of note; significant.
  3. Worthy of notice; significant:
That can or must be kept or celebrated
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  1. That can or must be kept or celebrated
  2. A measurable property of a physical system, such as mass or momentum. In quantum mechanics, observables correspond to mathematical operators used in the calculation of measurable quantities. Operators that do not commute , having a nonzero commutator , correspond to observables that cannot be precisely measured at the same time, such as momentum and position.
  3. That can be observed; visible; discernible; noticeable
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  1. Prominent or noticeable; standing out from others
  2. Prominent; distinguished; conspicuous
  3. Noticeable or conspicuous:
(Comparable) Sharp, barbed; not dull.
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  1. (Comparable) Sharp, barbed; not dull.
  2. Obviously directed at or making reference to a particular person or thing:
  3. Very evident; emphasized; conspicuous
Widely known; eminent:
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  1. Widely known; eminent:
  2. Projecting outward or upward from a line or surface; protuberant:
  3. Noticeable at once; conspicuous
Unmistakable or conspicuous
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  1. Unmistakable or conspicuous
  2. Strongly marked.
  3. Strongly marked; distinct:
Worthy of remark or notice
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  1. Worthy of remark or notice
  2. Unusual; extraordinary
  3. Attracting or worthy of notice, especially for being unusual or extraordinary:
Most important or notable
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  1. Most important or notable
  2. Standing out from the rest; noticeable; conspicuous; prominent
  3. Strikingly conspicuous; prominent.
A fluctuating quantity or impulse whose variations represent information. The amplitude or frequency of voltage, current, electric field strength, light, and sound can be varied as signals representing information.
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  1. A fluctuating quantity or impulse whose variations represent information. The amplitude or frequency of voltage, current, electric field strength, light, and sound can be varied as signals representing information.
  2. Notably out of the ordinary:
  3. Not average or ordinary; remarkable; notable
That strikes or is on strike
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  1. That strikes or is on strike
  2. Of that which makes a strong impression.
  3. Very noticeable or impressive; specif., very attractive in appearance
Unexpectedly sudden:
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  1. Unexpectedly sudden:
  2. (Botany) Terminating suddenly rather than gradually; truncate:
  3. Very steep
Steep, like a precipice; as, a precipitous cliff or mountain.
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  1. Steep, like a precipice; as, a precipitous cliff or mountain.
  2. Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate:
  3. Resembling a precipice; extremely steep.
Completely such, without qualification or exception:
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  1. Completely such, without qualification or exception:
  2. Almost perpendicular; steep:
  3. Thin, fine, and translucent:
Having a sharp rise or highly inclined slope; precipitous
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  1. Having a sharp rise or highly inclined slope; precipitous
  2. Having a sharp inclination; precipitous.
  3. Ambitious; difficult:
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