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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When the levees broke in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, a group of fearless Cajuns banded together to form the citizen lead emergency response group. Rebecca Angel Baer, Southern Living, "Louisiana Cajun Navy is in Place to Help Ahead of Tropical Storm Barry," 12 July 2019 At the heart of the show is Anne, who is funny and fearless, but also has a bit of an edge. Tracy Brown, chicagotribune.com, "’Amphibia’ creator eager for viewers to say, ‘There’s someone like me’," 2 July 2019 Gauff broke Williams on the point that followed, and then held serve to close out the match, largely on the strength of two fearless second serves, both of which topped a hundred miles per hour. Gerald Marzorati, The New Yorker, "Venus Williams Blazed a Trail for Coco Gauff, Who Looks Like the Future of Tennis," 2 July 2019 The sweeping, universal tale of a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "S.F. Bay Area calendar: Bohemian Rhapsody movie night, comedy and more," 23 June 2019 At the heart of the show is Anne, who is funny and fearless, but also has a bit of an edge. Tracy Brown, latimes.com, "‘Amphibia’ creator wants kids to feel seen with his Thai American heroine," 14 June 2019 Your visit is completely customizable with offerings for the little ones at Adventure Village as well as the fearless ones at the super zip (1,280-foot zip line) and the Tree Top Plunge (65-foot plunge following a 40-foot climb). Gerry Frank, oregonlive.com, "3 ideas for spending time with Dad on Father’s Day: Gerry Frank’s picks," 9 June 2019 Often paired with crimson eye shadow, dark brows, and luminescent highlighter, Lina’s look is a reminder that goth beauty is fearless, global, and here to stay. Dianca London Potts, SELF, "10 Goths of Color on Their Beauty Routines and the Power of Representation," 22 May 2019 One consistent theme emerged: These insects seem almost fearless in their predation. National Geographic, "Giant water bugs eat turtles, ducklings, and even snakes," 3 Apr. 2019

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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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