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daredevil

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adjective dare·dev·il \ˈder-ˌde-vəl\

Definition of daredevil

  1. :  recklessly and often ostentatiously daring



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>



1727

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>.

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daredevil

noun dare·dev·il

Simple Definition of daredevil

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

Full Definition of daredevil

  1. :  a recklessly bold person

dare·dev·il·ry play \-vəl-rē\ noun
dare·dev·il·try play \-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>



1794

First Known Use of daredevil

1794


DAREDEVIL Defined for Kids

daredevil

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noun dare·dev·il \ˈder-ˌdev-əl\

Definition of daredevil

  1. :  a person who does dangerous things especially for attention





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