BOLDNESS, n. Courage; bravery; intrepidity; spirit; fearlessness. I cannot, with Johnson, interpret this word by fortitude or magnanimity. Boldness does not, I think, imply the firmness of mind, which constitutes fortitude,nor the elevation and generosity of magnanimity.1. Prominence; the quality of exceeding the ordinary rules of scrupulous nicety and caution; applied to style, expression, and metaphors in language; and to figures in painting, sculpture and architecture.2. Freedom from timidity; liberty.Great is my boldness of speech towards you. 2 Cor.7.3. Confidence; confident trust.We have boldness and access with confidence. Eph.3.4. Freedom from bashfulness; assurance; confident mien.5. Prominence; steepness; as the boldness of the shore.6. Excess of freedom, bordering on impudence.