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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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 Hurst plays fearless and has showcased the versatility to line up all over the field. Eddie Brown, sandiegouniontribune.com, "NFL Mock Draft 2018: Seven-round projections," 25 Apr. 2018 Kapler will ask his team to be bold and fearless and to play with conviction. Matt Breen, Philly.com, "Gabe Kapler's message to the Phillies: We can win," 13 Feb. 2018 Charlie Heaton will need to rely on some of the fearless spirit of his Stranger Things character Jonathan Byers for his next starring role. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Watch the Trailer for "Marrowbone" Starring Charlie Heaton of "Stranger Things"," 13 Feb. 2018 The prize recognizes game-changing creators with fresh and fearless voices in entertainment. Tara Bitran, chicagotribune.com, "Lena Waithe to receive 'Trailblazer' honor at 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards," 21 May 2018 No, in American poetry, politics was the domain of the few and the fearless, poets like Adrienne Rich or Denise Levertov, whose outsize conscience justified such risky behavior. Constance Grady, Vox, "Victorian literature was full of lady detectives," 15 Dec. 2018 There is a new generation of young voters coming in and an outstanding number of fearless women whose votes next month are going to help right the currently failing course of history this great nation is straying on. Azadeh Valanejad, Glamour, "Sen. Lindsey Graham's Racist and Islamophobic Comment About Iran Re-Traumatized Me," 22 Oct. 2018 Her sartorial choices were fearless and bold, epitomizing the carefree black girl who refused to let her race and gender block her from living a life of freedom, joy, and the fullest expression. Janet Mock, Marie Claire, "Zendaya Isn't Taking Center Stage—She's Making Room," 6 Aug. 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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