fearless

adjective
fear·​less | \ ˈfir-ləs How to pronounce fearless (audio) \

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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On the court, Osaka appeared confident and fearless. Kevin Nguyen, GQ, "Naomi Osaka Is the Coolest Thing in Tennis," 24 May 2018 Tough, strong and fearless, his production was off the charts. Gary D'amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "D'Amato: My top 10 all-time Packers draft picks," 24 Apr. 2018 If anything, the revival of wallpaper tells us it’s time to be fearless and have a little fun. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "Interior Designers Predict the Next Major Wallpaper Trends," 12 Mar. 2019 Both exploit the feedback loop of inflammatory statements and righteous reactions to stoke attention and present themselves as fearless. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "Kanye West Writes a Song of Himself on ‘Ye’," 3 June 2018 Davis was everywhere—fearless, remarkably prolific, his Spanish-American War dispatches alive with color and detail. Marvin Kalb, WSJ, "Five Best: Marvin Kalb on Memoirs of War Reporting," 11 Jan. 2019 Johnson is fearless about stripping bare, but her bold flirtiness is inextricable from her dignity: the sauciness of her mother Melanie Griffith and the marble-cool poise of her grandmother, Hitchcock blonde Tippi Hedren, merge in her. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Review:Fifty Shades Freed Is a Pleasure. Just Don’t Call It a Guilty One," 9 Feb. 2018 At Hilarities: Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss, who is still in his 20s, is fearless onstage. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com, "Hear classic Cleveland songs in Spotify playlist: February 2018 edition," 1 Feb. 2018 The speaker of the opening line and the undeniable star of this enterprise is Marian Halcombe—bold, fearless, a wicked hand at billiards and other recreations at which men traditionally excel. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "‘The Woman in White’ Review: A 19th-Century Tale for Our Political Time," 18 Oct. 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 How to pronounce fearless (audio) \

Kids Definition of fearless

: not afraid : brave

Other Words from fearless

fearlessly adverb
fearlessness noun

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