intrepid


in·trep·id

adjective \in-ˈtre-pəd\

: feeling no fear : very bold or brave

Full Definition of INTREPID

:  characterized by resolute fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance <an intrepid explorer>
in·tre·pid·i·ty \ˌin-trə-ˈpi-də-tē\ noun
in·trep·id·ly \in-ˈtre-pəd-lē\ adverb
in·trep·id·ness noun

Examples of INTREPID

  1. <an intrepid explorer who probed parts of the rain forest never previously attempted>
  2. The heroes are intrepid small-business owners, investigative reporters, plaintiffs and their lawyers, and, of course, Nader himself and his grass-roots organizations. —Jonathan Chait, New York Times Book Review, 3 Feb. 2008

Origin of INTREPID

Latin intrepidus, from in- + trepidus alarmed — more at trepidation
First Known Use: 1680

Related to INTREPID

Synonyms
bold, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, gutty, heroic (also heroical), brave, lionhearted, manful, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, undauntable, undaunted, valiant, valorous
Antonyms
chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, coward, cowardly, craven, dastardly, fainthearted, fearful, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered [archaic], nerveless, poltroon, poor-spirited, pusillanimous, spineless, spiritless, timorous, uncourageous, ungallant, unheroic, weakhearted, yellow

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