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

bold, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, gutty, heroic (also heroical), brave, lionhearted, manful, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, undauntable, undaunted, valiant, valorous
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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