emboldened emboldened  /ɛm ˈboʊl dənd/


  • (adj) made bold or courageous


  1. Muqtada al-Sadr, emboldened by the attack, called for the first Shi'ite uprising against the occupation.
  2. Timoney's answer to the emboldened attacks on his colleagues is to give them matching firepower.
  3. Benedict has thus been emboldened to make several claims.


  1. Are the Gold Bugs Wrong?

    By Jeff Clark, Senior Precious Metals Analyst NEW YORK (Casey Research) -- What a ride the precious metals have been on recently. Gold and silver prices have fallen off a cliff, while gold stocks were thrown on the rocks and left for dead. GLD has seen record outflows. Popular financial news shows featured guest after guest who proclaimed gold is now "officially" in a bear market, emboldened by ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

  2. Immigrant youths stage nightly SLC vigil for legal reform

    Immigrant youths stage nightly SLC vigil for legal reform by Derek P. Jensen The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 13, 2013 10:01AM MDT Utah immigrants emboldened by potential reform from Congress will camp nightly on the plaza of the Salt Lake City federal building — from now until the Senate vote — urging Sen. Orrin Hatch to endorse the Gang of Eight bill to reunite families divided by ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  3. Former player inspired to get into coaching by Football Manager video game now leading Namibia

    Football Manager has inspired many a gamer emboldened by their virtual success to apply for real-life coaching positions, but for Namibia's new manager Ricardo Mannetti, it actually paid off. On Monday, Roger Palmgren quit as Namibia manager a month after … Continue reading ?
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Dirty Tackle via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "If we were to be driven out of Iraq, extremists of all strains would be emboldened," Mr. Bush said. "Al Qaeda could find new recruits and new sanctuaries. And a failed Iraq could increase the likelihood that our forces would someday have to...
    on Sep 15, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "I believe the consequences of failure are catastrophic. It will spread to the region. You will see Iran more emboldened. Eventually, you could see Iran pose a greater threat to the state of Israel," said McCain, R-Ariz.
    on Nov 19, 2006 By: John McCain Source: Forbes

  3. "It is simply not consistent for anyone to demand aggressive action against the menace posed by the Iranian regime while at the same time acquiescing in a retreat from Iraq that would leave our worst enemies dramatically emboldened and Israel's best...
    on Mar 12, 2007 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: USA Today

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languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /