fearless

adjective
fear·​less | \ˈfir-ləs \

Definition of fearless 

: free from fear : brave

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Other Words from fearless

fearlessly adverb
fearlessness noun

Examples of fearless in a Sentence

skydiving is one sport that tends to attract fearless types

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Aside from the Statue of Liberty and the fearless girl in the Financial District, there is a dearth of statues of women in New York City. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "You Can Now Nominate a Woman to Become a Monument in NYC," 20 June 2018 The fearless animal-lover is determined to give Bambi a little scratch, but is paralyzed when the deer whips its head around. Alexis Hobbs, Woman's Day, "Toddler Waddles Toward Baby Deer, What Happens Next is Absolutely Precious," 21 Aug. 2015 Our truly fearless leader's criticism of the almost snickering pomposity in Europe and the UN is long overdue. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Fox News Power Rankings: Hello, Wisconsin," 12 July 2018 The band tweeted proof of their fearless leader’s injury after the show. Lydia Price, PEOPLE.com, "13 Brave Singers Who Survived Absolutely Brutal Stage Falls," 9 July 2018 In this account, Mr. McCabe is the fearless G-man pushing back against Justice complaints that the bureau was still investigating Mrs. Clinton’s family foundation during the election. William Mcgurn, WSJ, "McCabe, the New ‘Deep Throat’," 16 Apr. 2018 Hayes talked to Billboard about NPG taking Prince’s legendary stage without their fearless, perfectionist leader. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Morris Hayes from New Power Generation Talks 'Celebrating Prince' Tribute at First Avenue: 'You Cannot Replace Prince'," 27 June 2018 His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. Eileen Reslen, Town & Country, "How Anthony Bourdain Became a Fierce #MeToo Advocate in His Support for Asia Argento," 8 June 2018 Be fearless and always carry a fork or pair of chopsticks. Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appetit, "Remembering Anthony Bourdain, Tony, Who Felt Like Everyone’s Friend," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of fearless

1540, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fearless

fear entry 1 + -less

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fearless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fearless

: not afraid : very brave

fearless

adjective
fear·​less | \ˈfir-ləs \

Kids Definition of fearless

: not afraid : brave

Other Words from fearless

fearlessly adverb
fearlessness noun

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