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boldness

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EtymologyEdit

bold +‎ -ness

NounEdit

boldness (usually uncountable, plural boldnesses)

  1. The state of being bold; courage.
    • Rudyard Kipling, Puck of Pook's Hill
      Then he warmed to it, and smoothly set out all his shifts, malices, and treacheries, his extreme boldnesses (he was desperate bold); his retreats, shufflings, and counterfeitings (he was also inconceivably a coward) []
  2. presumptuousness
  3. (typography) The relative weight of a font; the thickness of its strokes.

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