fearless

adjective

fear·​less ˈfir-ləs How to pronounce fearless (audio)
: free from fear : brave
fearlessly adverb
fearlessness noun

Examples of fearless in a Sentence

skydiving is one sport that tends to attract fearless types
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Word History

Etymology

fear entry 1 + -less

First Known Use

1540, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fearless was in 1540

Dictionary Entries Near fearless

Cite this Entry

“Fearless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fearless. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

fearless

adjective
fear·​less ˈfi(ə)r-ləs How to pronounce fearless (audio)
: free from fear : brave
fearlessly adverb
fearlessness noun

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