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 Both Susie and Jessica were taught from their dad to be fearless in the circle. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Competitive drive fuels Parra softball family as father-daughter opposing coaches," 5 Mar. 2020 Caustic and prickly, Betty has a propensity for confrontation and is fearless when cornered. Dallas News, "Twists careen throughout ‘The Burn,’ a new novel about Dallas narcotics Detective Betty Rhyzyk," 11 Feb. 2020 So, being fearless might also mean being cold-hearted! Jade Wu Savvy Psychologist, Scientific American, "Why Negative Emotions Aren’t All Bad," 5 Nov. 2019 On the other side of the case is the murder victim’s mother, Tina Franke, a retired nurse’s aide, who remembers her daughter as fearless and exuberant and a natural with children. NBC News, "'They lied to us': Mom says police deceived her to get her DNA and charge her son with murder," 22 Feb. 2020 On the field at Wabash, Evan was fearless and loved by his teammates. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "Wabash football player searched CTE on laptop then took his own life," 13 Feb. 2020 Being fearless and having fun, not overthinking anything. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions 'fearless' RBs going to play 'like our hair’s on fire'," 24 Oct. 2019 Perspective had such an impact on my ability to be fearless and take risks. Megan Ditrolio, Marie Claire, "How I Ran My Company on Bed Rest," 14 Oct. 2019 Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O and their fearless and foolhardy friends perform outrageous pranks and stunts, including ``Sweatsuit Cocktail’’ and ``Beehive Tetherball.’' (R) 1 hr. 34 mins. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 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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The first known use of fearless was in 1540

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25 Mar 2020

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“Fearless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fearless. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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How to pronounce fearless (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of fearless

: not afraid : very brave


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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