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

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Don Bolles is gone, but the fearless, tenacious spirit which motivated and sustained him in his work — and in his heroic but losing battle for his life — will live on. AZCentral.com, "Don Bolles loses fight for life: Remembering the reporter with his 1976 obituary," 13 June 2019 For the fearless girl who is making bold moves, this collection is for you. Teen Vogue, "Priscilla Ono Talks About Her Eloquii Collection at Beautycon," 8 Apr. 2019 The TripOne way to create a fearless creature: expose her to high-altitude terror at an early age. Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Summers: The Ultimate Guide to Not Wasting a Single Vacation With Your Kids," 20 July 2018 On the court, Osaka appeared confident and fearless. Kevin Nguyen, GQ, "Naomi Osaka Is the Coolest Thing in Tennis," 24 May 2018 Tough, strong and fearless, his production was off the charts. Gary D'amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "D'Amato: My top 10 all-time Packers draft picks," 24 Apr. 2018 If anything, the revival of wallpaper tells us it’s time to be fearless and have a little fun. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "Interior Designers Predict the Next Major Wallpaper Trends," 12 Mar. 2019 Both exploit the feedback loop of inflammatory statements and righteous reactions to stoke attention and present themselves as fearless. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "Kanye West Writes a Song of Himself on ‘Ye’," 3 June 2018 Davis was everywhere—fearless, remarkably prolific, his Spanish-American War dispatches alive with color and detail. Marvin Kalb, WSJ, "Five Best: Marvin Kalb on Memoirs of War Reporting," 11 Jan. 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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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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