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
Recent Examples on the Web Another former pupil, Meg O'Brien, said Briggs-Bunting was fearless. John Wisely, Detroit Free Press, "Jane Briggs-Bunting, who championed the 1st Amendment, dies at 70," 24 Mar. 2021 Its early coverage portrayed Donald Trump as a daring, fearless leader in command of the situation. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Tucker Carlson Is Leading the Anti-Vax Right," 17 Mar. 2021 Some times there is an air of Ronaldo, the Brazilian one, about the way Haaland is so fearless in the final third. Graham Ruthven, Forbes, "Chelsea, Man City, Man Utd: Which Premier League Club Would Be Best For Erling Haaland?," 24 Feb. 2021 This month, in honor of International Women’s Day, CARE is hosting a series of talks with fearless women who’ve shown leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Susanna Schrobsdorff, Time, "Why Video Calls Leave Us Lonelier and More Stressed," 14 Mar. 2021 The oldest, Meeka (Kiki Layne), the obvious Zamunda heir to everyone but Akeem, displays the most fearless style of the trio, preferring daring cutouts, tighter fits, and dramatic silhouettes. Irina Grechko, refinery29.com, "How Ruth E. Carter Brought Zamunda’s Royal Fashion To Life In Coming 2 America," 8 Mar. 2021 Second-round pick Saben Lee had a quiet night with five points but has shown a fearless streak with his aggressive drives. Dana Gauruder, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons enter All-Star break with 'so many good things' happening — except winning," 6 Mar. 2021 For over 45 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. courant.com, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 5 Mar. 2021 Given her fearless personal style and new fashion output, odds are millions of women look to Rowland for the same sort of inspiration. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Kelly Rowland Is on a Mission to Create the Perfect Heels," 2 Mar. 2021

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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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The first known use of fearless was in 1540

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3 Apr 2021

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“Fearless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fearless. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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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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