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 Skateboarding will make its debut in the Tokyo Olympic Games next year, and this fearless little girl with a giant personality is setting her sights on taking part. CBS News, "11-year-old skateboarding prodigy Sky Brown sets her sights on the 2020 Olympics," 5 Aug. 2019 Portlanders need a leader who is very passionate, fierce and fearless in taking on a huge responsibility. oregonlive, "Portland Commissioner Position 1 candidates explain why they deserve your vote," 24 Apr. 2020 Curious, gregarious and inexhaustibly energetic, Mr. Helmreich was fearless in his study of human beings. Joseph Berger, New York Times, "William Helmreich, Sociologist and a Walker in the City, Dies at 74," 30 Mar. 2020 Make space for this generation of artists who are really fearless in self-love. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Lizzo’s Performance at the Grammys 2020 Is All You Need to See Right Now," 27 Jan. 2020 The true story of a feminist icon in India who was a fearless freedom fighter. Ross Raihala, Twin Cities, "A new set of ‘Charlie’s Angels’ returns to the big screen this week at the movies," 10 Nov. 2019 The worlds of design, art, and fashion often commingle, showcasing fearless creativity, a myriad of global influences, and innovation at its best. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades Collection is Now On View During Frieze LA," 14 Feb. 2020 Jemisin won an unprecedented trio of Hugos for a series, Broken Earth, that centered on women wizards: a formidable mother and a fearless daughter, who could control mountains with their minds. Jason Kehe, Wired, "The 20 Best Books of a Decade That Unmade Genre Fiction," 29 Dec. 2019 Her dream was to enter the new year of 2019 with empathy and fearless honesty. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Shay Mitchell Announces Pregnancy & New YouTube Show In Emotional Video," 30 June 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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20 May 2020

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“Fearless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fearless. Accessed 28 May. 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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