Boldest vs Baldest - What's the difference?

boldest | baldest |

As adjectives the difference between boldest and baldest

is that boldest is (bold) while baldest is (bald).




  • (bold)

  • bold


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) bold, from (etyl) bold, blod, bolt, .

    Alternative forms



    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A dwelling; habitation; building.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) bold, bald, beald, from (etyl) bald, .


    (boldness) (er)
  • Courageous, daring.
  • *, chapter=22
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part. Thus outraged, she showed herself to be a bold as well as a furious virago. Next day she found her way to their lodgings and tried to recover her ward by the hair of the head.}}
  • * 2005 , (Plato), Sophist . Translation by Lesley Brown. .
  • It would be extraordinarily bold of me to give it a try after seeing what has happened to you.
  • (of a font) Having thicker strokes than the ordinary form of the typeface.
  • Presumptuous.
  • * 1748 , (David Hume), Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. ยง 9.
  • even the boldest and most affirmative philosophy, that has ever attempted to impose its crude dictates and principles on mankind.
    * (courageous) audacious, brave, courageous, daring, forward * See also


    (en verb)
  • To make (a font or some text) bold.
  • (obsolete) To make bold or daring.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (obsolete) To become bold.
  • (Webster 1913) ----




  • (bald)
  • Anagrams

    * *




    (wikipedia bald) (er)
  • Having no hair, fur or feathers.
  • * 1922 , (Margery Williams), (The Velveteen Rabbit)
  • The Skin Horse had lived longer in the nursery than any of the others. He was so old that his brown coat was bald in patches and showed the seams underneath, and most of the hairs in his tail had been pulled out to string bead necklaces.
  • # Having no hair on the head.
  • a bald man with a moustache
  • Of tyres: whose surface is worn away.
  • Of a statement: empirically unsupported.
  • Antonyms

    * (having hair)

    Derived terms

    * bald as a coot * bald eagle * bald-faced * baldie * balding * baldly * baldness * baldy


    (en noun)
  • (Appalachian) A mountain summit or crest that lacks forest growth despite a warm climate conducive to such, as is found in many places in the Southern .
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • to become bald
  • See also

    * callow * nott * (projectlink) ----