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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [dair-ing]
    • /ˈdɛər ɪŋ/
    • /ˈdeə.rɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dair-ing]
    • /ˈdɛər ɪŋ/

Definitions of daring word

  • adjective daring People who are daring are willing to do or say things which are new or which might shock or anger other people. 3
  • adjective daring A daring person is willing to do things that might be dangerous. 3
  • uncountable noun daring Daring is the courage to do things which might be dangerous or which might shock or anger other people. 3
  • adjective daring bold or adventurous; reckless 3
  • noun daring courage in taking risks; boldness 3
  • adjective daring having, showing, or requiring a bold willingness to take risks or violate conventions; fearless 3

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Origin of daring

First appearance:

before 1575
One of the 34% oldest English words
First recorded in 1575-85; dare + -ing1, -ing2

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Parts of speech for Daring


daring popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for daring

adj daring

  • foolhardy — recklessly or thoughtlessly bold; foolishly rash or venturesome.
  • bold — Bold lines or designs are drawn in a clear, strong way.
  • fearless — without fear; bold or brave; intrepid.
  • audacious — Someone who is audacious takes risks in order to achieve something.
  • impulsive — actuated or swayed by emotional or involuntary impulses: an impulsive child.

adjective daring

  • heroic — Also, heroical. of, relating to, or characteristic of a hero or heroine.
  • adventurous — Someone who is adventurous is willing to take risks and to try new methods. Something that is adventurous involves new things or ideas.
  • gallant — brave, spirited, noble-minded, or chivalrous: a gallant knight; a gallant rescue attempt.
  • dauntless — A dauntless person is brave and confident and not easily frightened.
  • dangerous — If something is dangerous, it is able or likely to hurt or harm you.

noun daring

  • bravery — Bravery is brave behaviour or the quality of being brave.
  • nerve — one or more bundles of fibers forming part of a system that conveys impulses of sensation, motion, etc., between the brain or spinal cord and other parts of the body.
  • boldness — not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring: a bold hero.
  • audacity — Audacity is audacious behaviour.
  • courage — Courage is the quality shown by someone who decides to do something difficult or dangerous, even though they may be afraid.

Antonyms for daring

adj daring

  • careful — If you are careful, you give serious attention to what you are doing, in order to avoid harm, damage, or mistakes. If you are careful to do something, you make sure that you do it.
  • cautious — Someone who is cautious acts very carefully in order to avoid possible danger.
  • cowardly — If you describe someone as cowardly, you disapprove of them because they are easily frightened and avoid doing dangerous and difficult things.
  • meek — humbly patient or docile, as under provocation from others.
  • timid — lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy.

adjective daring

  • safe — secure from liability to harm, injury, danger, or risk: a safe place.

noun daring

  • cowardice — Cowardice is cowardly behaviour.
  • timidity — lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy.
  • fear — a river in SE North Carolina. 202 miles (325 km) long.

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