AskDefine | Define daring

Dictionary Definition

daring adj
1 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" [syn: audacious, venturesome, venturous]
2 radically new or original; "an avant-garde theater piece" [syn: avant-garde]


1 a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy; "he could never refuse a dare" [syn: dare]
2 the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger; "the proposal required great boldness" [syn: boldness, hardihood] [ant: timidity]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Willing to take on or look for risks.
  2. Courageous, or showing bravery


willing to take on risks
  • Finnish: uskalias
  • German: mutig
  • Hebrew: נועז (no'az) , נועזת (no'ezet)
  • Portuguese: arriscador


  1. Boldness, a challenge.



Extensive Definition

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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