daring
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdɛəɹɪŋ/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈdɛəɹɪŋ/, /ˈdɛɹɪŋ/
Verb
  1. present participle of dare#English|dare
Adjective

daring

  1. Adventurous, willing to take on or look for risks; overbold.
  2. Courageous or showing bravery; doughty.
    • circa 1596-97 William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II scene i:
      […] By this scimitar,
      That slew the Sophy and a Persian prince
      That won three fields of Sultan Solyman,
      I would outstare the sternest eyes that look,
      Outbrave the heart most daring on earth,
      Pluck the young sucking cubs from the she-bear,
      Yea, mock the lion when he roars for prey,
      To win thee, lady. […]
  3. Racy; sexually provocative.
    • 2013, Randy Rawls, Best Defense (page 59)
      Just what I wanted, seeing my mom in a daring bikini—or worse yet, my being in one. I had the perfect drawer I could bury it in.
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daring (uncountable)

  1. Boldness.
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