Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Unduly bold; bold to excess; forward; impudent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Excessively or presumptuously bold; impudent.

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  • adjective Too bold; impertinent or overreaching.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective improperly forward or bold

Etymologies

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over- + bold

Examples

  • The Black Blade Wars lasted nine years, during which time Kharndam kept the madness from spreading outside of the Protectorates by refusing to recognize any of the self-proclaimed kings of that land and resisting any overbold attempts to conquer additional lands from their crown.

    The Codex Continual » Kharndam Guide: The Phendarm Protectorates

  • And his guard, grown weary and overbold, lay down his pipe and dozed.

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • ‘She managed to be pretty if not beautiful despite a nose that was overbold at best’—at best?

    Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time 8: The Path of Daggers (1998)

  • ‘She managed to be pretty if not beautiful despite a nose that was overbold at best’—at best?

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • “If such be their final end,” said Achilles, “never did thine, I will freely suppose, find a richer apology for the somewhat overbold license which thou tookest in thy gaze upon the Princess this evening.”

    Count Robert of Paris

  • “Then, madame, am I not overbold in offering myself to be your partner for the next quadrille?”

    Domestic Peace

  • There is likewise due to the public, a civil reprehension of advocates, where there appeareth cunning counsel, gross neglect, slight information, indiscreet pressing, or an overbold defence.

    The Essays

  • “Then, madame, am I not overbold in offering myself to be your partner for the next quadrille?”

    Domestic Peace

  • His gaze moved over her face in a manner overbold for a mere groom.

    My Devilish Scotsman

  • I feared that if we stayed beneath your roof my girl might attract the notice of some overbold servant.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

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