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Bold vs. Brave: Know the Difference

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Bold often describes a person's daring or audacious behavior, while brave refers to showing courage in the face of fear or adversity.
Bold vs. Brave

Key Differences

Bold implies a willingness to take risks or confront challenges with confidence and assertiveness. Brave, in contrast, is the ability to face and endure danger or pain, often in a more serious or heroic context.
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Boldness can be seen in actions or decisions that are daring and unconventional. Bravery typically involves a more profound moral or emotional strength, such as facing fear or standing up for what is right.
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In terms of personality traits, someone bold may be described as outspoken or fearless in expressing opinions. A brave person is often admired for their strength in facing difficult or dangerous situations, whether physical or emotional.
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Bold actions or choices are often about breaking norms or thinking outside the box. Brave actions are more about perseverance and enduring challenging circumstances, often with a sense of duty or responsibility.
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In literature and media, a bold character might challenge authority or make a grand gesture. A brave character is typically one who faces fears, risks, or sacrifices themselves for a greater cause.
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Comparison Chart

Definition

Daring, audacious, confident
Courageous, facing fear or danger
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Context

Risk-taking, unconventional decisions
Enduring danger, moral courage
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Personality Trait

Outspoken, fearless
Strong, steadfast, principled
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Typical Actions

Breaking norms, innovative
Persevering, facing challenges
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Representation

Challenges authority, grand gestures
Faces fears, sacrifices for others
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Bold and Brave Definitions

Bold

Bold can describe someone who is fearless in expressing opinions.
His bold speech inspired many.
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Brave

Brave means showing courage in the face of danger or fear.
The firefighters were brave as they battled the blaze.
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Bold

Bold means being daring and confident.
She made a bold decision to start her own business.
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Brave

In historical contexts, brave often refers to warriors or heroes.
The brave knight defended the castle.
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Bold

Bold actions are often unconventional and innovative.
They took a bold approach to solve the problem.
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Brave

Brave actions involve moral or emotional strength.
It was brave of him to speak out against injustice.
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Bold

Fearless and daring; courageous
A bold leader.
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Brave

Brave can also mean readiness to face and endure danger.
The explorers were brave as they ventured into unknown territories.
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Bold

Requiring or exhibiting courage or daring
A bold voyage to unknown lands.
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Brave

Possessing or displaying courage.
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Bold

Unduly forward and brazen; impudent
A bold, sassy child.
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Brave

Making a fine display; impressive or showy
“a coat of brave red lipstick on a mouth so wrinkled that it didn't even have a clear outline” (Anne Tyler).
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Bold

Strikingly different or unconventional; arresting or provocative
"[He] laid out a bold, new vision for America's leading universities" (Jerome Karabel).
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Brave

Excellent; great
“The Romans were like brothers / In the brave days of old” (Thomas Macaulay).
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Bold

Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous
Bold colors.
A bold pattern.
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Brave

(used with a pl. verb) People who exhibit bravery or courage considered as a group
“O'er the land of the free / And the home of the brave” (Francis Scott Key).
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Bold

Strong or pronounced; prominent
The bold flavor of ginger.
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Brave

(Offensive) A Native American warrior.
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Bold

Steep or abrupt in grade or terrain
"The two walk along the high, bold, rocky shore" (Harriet Beecher Stowe).
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Brave

(Archaic) A bully.
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Bold

(Printing) Boldface.
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Brave

To endure or face courageously
“He remained in his tent on inclement mornings while others in the party braved the rain ... looking for birds” (Bert O. States). “Together they would brave Satan and all his legions” (Emily Brontë).
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Bold

(obsolete) A dwelling; habitation; building.
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Brave

(Obsolete) To make showy or splendid.
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Bold

Courageous, daring.
Bold deeds win admiration and, sometimes, medals.
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Brave

To make a courageous show or put up a stalwart front.
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Bold

Visually striking; conspicuous.
The painter's bold use of colour and outline
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Brave

Strong in the face of fear; courageous.
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Bold

Having thicker strokes than the ordinary form of the typeface.
The last word of this sentence is bold.
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Brave

(obsolete) Having any sort of superiority or excellence.
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Bold

Presumptuous, forward or impudent.
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Brave

Making a fine show or display.
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Bold

(Ireland) Naughty; insolent; badly-behaved.
All of her children are terribly bold and never do as they are told.
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Brave

Foolish or unwise.
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Bold

Full-bodied.
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Brave

(dated) A Native American warrior.
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Bold

(Philippines) Pornographic; depicting nudity.
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Brave

(obsolete) A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.
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Bold

Steep or abrupt.
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Brave

(obsolete) A challenge; a defiance; bravado.
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Bold

(transitive) To make (a font or some text) bold.
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Brave

(transitive) To encounter with courage and fortitude, to defy, to provoke.
After braving tricks on the high-dive, he braved a jump off the first diving platform.
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Bold

To make bold or daring.
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Brave

To adorn; to make fine or showy.
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Bold

To become bold or brave.
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Brave

Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; - opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act.
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Bold

Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous.
Throngs of knights and barons bold.
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Brave

Having any sort of superiority or excellence; - especially such as in conspicuous.
Iron is a brave commodity where wood aboundeth.
It being a brave day, I walked to Whitehall.
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Bold

Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous.
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Brave

Making a fine show or display.
Wear my dagger with the braver grace.
For I have gold, and therefore will be brave.In silks I'll rattle it of every color.
Frog and lizard in holiday coatsAnd turtle brave in his golden spots.
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Bold

In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent.
Thou art too wild, too rude and bold of voice.
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Brave

A brave person; one who is daring.
The star-spangled banner, O,long may it waveO'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
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Bold

Somewhat overstepping usual bounds, or conventional rules, as in art, literature, etc.; taking liberties in composition or expression; as, the figures of an author are bold.
The cathedral church is a very bold work.
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Brave

Specifically, an Indian warrior.
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Bold

Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief.
Shadows in painting . . . make the figure bolder.
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Brave

A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.
Hot braves like thee may fight.
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Bold

Steep; abrupt; prominent.
Where the bold cape its warning forehead rears.
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Brave

A challenge; a defiance; bravado.
Demetrius, thou dost overween in all;And so in this, to bear me down with braves.
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Bold

To make bold or daring.
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Brave

To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare.
These I can brave, but those I can not bear.
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Bold

To be or become bold.
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Brave

To adorn; to make fine or showy.
Thou [a tailor whom Grunio was browbeating] hast braved meny men; brave not me; I'll neither be faced or braved.
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Bold

A typeface with thick heavy lines
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Brave

A North American Indian warrior
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Bold

Fearless and daring;
Bold settlers on some foreign shore
A bold speech
A bold adventure
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Brave

People who are brave;
The home of the free and the brave
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Bold

Clear and distinct;
Bold handwriting
A figure carved in bold relief
A bold design
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Brave

Face or endure with courage;
She braved the elements
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Bold

Very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front;
A bluff headland
Where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise
A sheer descent of rock
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Brave

Possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching;
Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring
A frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain
Set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory
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Bold

In design, bold refers to strong, noticeable features.
The artist used bold colors in her painting.
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Brave

Invulnerable to fear or intimidation;
Audacious explorers
Fearless reporters and photographers
Intrepid pioneers
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Bold

Bold can also mean standing out prominently.
The headline was printed in bold letters.
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Brave

Brightly colored and showy;
Girls decked out in brave new dresses
Brave banners flying
`braw' is a Scottish word
A dress a bit too gay for her years
Birds with gay plumage
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Brave

Brave can describe enduring pain or hardship without showing fear.
She was brave during her illness.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

What characterizes a brave person?

A brave person is characterized by their ability to face and endure danger, pain, or difficult situations.
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Can boldness be seen in actions?

Yes, boldness is often reflected in daring and unconventional actions.
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Can bravery be learned?

Yes, bravery can be developed through experiences and conscious effort.
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How is bravery exhibited?

Bravery is exhibited in facing and enduring challenging or dangerous situations, often with moral strength.
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What is the meaning of brave?

Brave refers to showing courage in the face of fear or danger.
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Can bold and brave be used interchangeably?

They can overlap in meaning but are not always interchangeable, as bold emphasizes daringness, while brave emphasizes courage.
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Is being bold a personality trait?

Yes, being bold is considered a personality trait, often associated with fearlessness and confidence.
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What does bold mean?

Bold means showing an ability to take risks; confident and daring.
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How is bravery shown in everyday life?

Bravery in everyday life can be shown by facing fears, standing up for oneself or others, and enduring tough situations.
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Does bravery require physical strength?

Bravery is more about mental and emotional strength than physical strength.
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How do bold decisions impact life?

Bold decisions can lead to significant changes and opportunities in life.
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Is being bold always positive?

Being bold is generally positive, but it can be negative if it leads to recklessness.
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Can someone be quietly brave?

Yes, bravery doesn't always involve grand gestures; it can be quiet and steadfast.
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Do bold people always take risks?

Bold people are inclined to take risks, but not necessarily in every situation.
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Can bold actions be controversial?

Bold actions can sometimes be controversial, especially if they challenge norms or conventions.
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Can someone be bold but not brave?

Yes, one can be bold in expression or actions without necessarily having the courage to face fear or danger.
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Does being bold require confidence?

Yes, boldness typically involves a level of confidence and fearlessness.
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Is bravery a common trait?

Bravery is a valued trait, but its presence varies among individuals and situations.
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Are children naturally brave?

Children can show natural bravery, but it often develops more with experience and understanding.
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Is bravery always about physical danger?

No, bravery can also be about facing emotional or moral challenges.
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