Austere vs Bold - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between austere and bold
is that austere
is austere while bold
is courageous, daring.
As a noun bold is
(obsolete) a dwelling; habitation; building.
As a verb bold is
to make (a font or some text) bold.
Grim or severe in manner or appearance
Lacking trivial decoration; not extravagant or gaudy
- The headmistress was an austere old woman.
- The interior of the church was as austere as the parishioners were dour.
* (grim or severe) stern, strict, forbidding
* (lacking trivial decoration) simple, plain, unadorned, unembellished
* (not lacking trivial decoration) overwrought, flamboyant, extravagant, gaudy, flashy
From (etyl) bold, from (etyl) bold, blod, bolt, .
(obsolete) A dwelling; habitation; building.
From (etyl) bold, bald, beald, from (etyl) bald, .
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. .
(of a font) Having thicker strokes than the ordinary form of the typeface.
- It would be extraordinarily bold of me to give it a try after seeing what has happened to you.
* 1748 , (David Hume), Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 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
To make (a font or some text) bold.
(obsolete) To make bold or daring.
(obsolete) To become bold.