fearless

adjective
fear·less | \ ˈfir-ləs \

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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This month, the 34-year-old became the face of the label’s newest fragrance, Nomade, a warm floral homage to fearless women who know no boundaries. Celia Ellenberg, Vogue, "Inside the “Very French” Front Row Look of Chloé’s New Campaign Star," 1 Mar. 2018 These young future entrepreneurs are gonna be fearless because of moves like that. Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, "Steph Curry hopes he ‘moved the needle’ by being in conversation to own Panthers," 10 July 2018 The universe will always reward fearless self-discovery. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What June's Gemini Horoscope Means for You," 29 May 2018 Throughout all of this, June repeatedly escaped, and became all the more fearless in the face of Fred, her commander and abuser. refinery29.com, "What That Frustrating Handmaid's Tale Finale Means For Season 3," 11 July 2018 He was portrayed as forward-thinking, driven and fearless in the expansive report on the debate over what to do about Confederate monuments throughout the country. Kevin Litten, NOLA.com, "5 things we learned about Confederate monuments from '60 Minutes'," 12 Mar. 2018 Whoever thinks size matters has clearly never met this tiny but fearless French bulldog. Rebecca Shinners, Country Living, "Watch This French Bulldog Chase Two 100-Pound Bears Out of Her Family's Backyard," 5 Oct. 2015 And Hanyok masters the role of the slowly blossoming outsider Dory, timid at first but eventually as honest, funny and fearless as the others. Mitchel Benson, sacbee, "‘Ladies Foursome’ maintains remarkable chemistry in return to B Street Theatre," 10 July 2018 Rather than cut-off shorts and fearless eye contact, this Amma is sweet and Lily Pulitzer-clad. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Pointed Observations About Sharp Objects Episode 1," 9 July 2018

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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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fearless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fearless

: not afraid : very brave

fearless

adjective
fear·less | \ ˈfir-ləs \

Kids Definition of fearless

: not afraid : brave

Other words from fearless

fearlessly adverb
fearlessness noun

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