What does "bold" mean here? Can "bold" have negative meaning?
"Bold" here means "straightforward" or "confident". In general, "bold" has a positive connotation, but it can have a negative one if the context surrounding "bold" implies that it is being used in a negative way. Ex: She is a bold girl who goes after her dreams no matter what. (Bold used with a positive connotation) Ex: The politician made a bold statement about taxes. (Bold used with a neutral connotation) Ex: He was bold enough to tell me I was wrong, I can't believe he said that. (Bold used with a negative connotation)