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1daredevil

adjective dare·dev·il \ˈder-ˌde-vəl\

Definition of DAREDEVIL

:  recklessly and often ostentatiously daring
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Examples of DAREDEVIL

  1. <his daredevil stunts are sure to end in disaster someday>
  2. <a daredevil driver who thinks that drag racing on city streets is a harmless game>

First Known Use of DAREDEVIL

1727

Synonym Discussion of DAREDEVIL

adventurous, venturesome, daring, daredevil, rash, reckless, foolhardy mean exposing oneself to danger more than required by good sense. adventurous implies a willingness to accept risks but not necessarily imprudence <adventurous pioneers>. venturesome implies eagerness for perilous undertakings <venturesome stunt pilots>. daring implies fearlessness in courting danger <daring mountain climbers>. daredevil stresses ostentation in daring <daredevil motorcyclists>. rash suggests imprudence and lack of forethought <a rash decision>. reckless implies heedlessness of probable consequences <a reckless driver>. foolhardy suggests a lack of good sense <the foolhardy sailor ventured into the storm>.

2daredevil

noun

: a person who does dangerous things especially in order to get attention

Full Definition of DAREDEVIL

:  a recklessly bold person
dare·dev·il·ry \-vəl-rē\ noun
dare·dev·il·try \-vəl-trē\ noun

Examples of DAREDEVIL

  1. He has always been a bit of a daredevil.
  2. <that little daredevil has broken an arm and an ankle this year alone>

First Known Use of DAREDEVIL

1794

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DAREDEVIL Defined for Kids

daredevil

noun dare·dev·il \ˈder-ˌdev-əl\

Definition of DAREDEVIL for Kids

:  a person who does dangerous things especially for attention

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