Bold vs Unemboldened - What's the difference?

bold | unemboldened |

As adjectives the difference between bold and unemboldened

is that bold is courageous, daring while unemboldened is not made bold or brave.

As a noun bold

is (obsolete) a dwelling; habitation; building.

As a verb bold

is to make (a font or some text) bold.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



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) ----




  • Not made bold or brave.
  • Unemboldened by alcohol, we were less willing than before to visit the haunted house.
    Text that has not been modified since the last revision is unemboldened .