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DARING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does daring mean? 

DARING (noun)
  The noun DARING has 2 senses:

1. a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
2. the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger

  Familiarity information: DARING used as a noun is rare.


DARING (adjective)
  The adjective DARING has 2 senses:

1. disposed to venture or take risks
2. radically new or original

  Familiarity information: DARING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DARING (noun)


Sense 1daring [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

dare; daring

Context example:

he could never refuse a dare

Hypernyms ("daring" is a kind of...):

challenge (a call to engage in a contest or fight)


Sense 2daring [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

boldness; hardihood; daring; hardiness

Context examples:

the proposal required great boldness / the plan required great hardiness of heart

Hypernyms ("daring" is a kind of...):

fearlessness (the trait of feeling no fear)

Attribute:

bold (fearless and daring)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "daring"):

adventurousness; venturesomeness (the trait of being adventurous)

daredevilry; daredeviltry (boldness as manifested in rash and daredevil behavior)

audaciousness; audacity; temerity (fearless daring)

brazenness; shamelessness (behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame)


DARING (adjective)


Sense 1daring [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disposed to venture or take risks

Synonyms:

venturous; daring; venturesome; audacious

Context examples:

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

Similar:

adventuresome; adventurous (willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises)


Sense 2daring [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Radically new or original

Synonyms:

avant-garde; daring

Context example:

an avant-garde theater piece

Similar:

original (being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of)


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