fearless

adjective fear·less \ ˈfir-ləs \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of fearless

: free from fear : brave

fearlessly

adverb

fearlessness

noun

Examples of fearless in a Sentence

  1. skydiving is one sport that tends to attract fearless types

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First Known Use of fearless

1540

fearless Synonyms

Synonyms
bold, courageous, dauntless, doughty, brave, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, gutty, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, manful, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, undauntable, undaunted, valiant, valorous
Antonyms
chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, coward, cowardly, craven, dastardly, fainthearted, fearful, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered [archaic], nerveless, poltroon, poor-spirited, pusillanimous, spineless, spiritless, timorous, uncourageous, ungallant, unheroic, weakhearted, yellow
Related Words
determined, firm, game, gamy (or gamey), gritty, plucky, resolute, Spartan, undeterred, undismayed, unflinching, unswerving; mettlesome, spirited, spunky; adventuresome, adventurous, audacious, daring, dashing, hardy, venturesome, venturous; crazy, foolish, half-witted, insane, lunatic, mad, nutty; brash, brazen, daredevil, foolhardy, heedless, hotheaded, impetuous, imprudent, impulsive, incautious, madcap, overbold, overconfident, rash, reckless, thoughtless, wild; hasty, headlong, precipitate; comforted, emboldened, encouraged, heartened, reassured, unafraid
Near Antonyms
diffident, mousy (or mousey), scary, shy, skittish, timid; anxious, apprehensive, nervous; careful, cautious, heedful, prudent, unadventurous; afraid, agitated, disconcerted, disquieted, disturbed, frightened, horrified, panicked, panic-stricken, perturbed, scared, shocked, spooked, startled, terrified, terrorized, unnerved, upset; appalled, concerned, dismayed, worried; unmanly, weak, wimpy

FEARLESS Defined for English Language Learners

fearless

adjective

Definition of fearless for English Language Learners

  • : not afraid : very brave


FEARLESS Defined for Kids

fearless

adjective fear·less \ ˈfir-ləs \

Definition of fearless for Students

: not afraid : brave

fearlessly

adverb

fearlessness

noun


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