intrepid was our Word of the Day on 12/26/2011. Hear the podcast!
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Examples of intrepid in a Sentence
The heroes are intrepid small-business owners, investigative reporters, plaintiffs and their lawyers, and, of course, Nader himself and his grass-roots organizations. —Jonathan Chait, New York Times Book Review, 3 Feb. 2008
Author and explorer Dame Freya Stark was one of the most intrepid adventurers of all time. (T. E. Lawrence, no slouch in the travel department himself, called her “gallant” and “remarkable.”) —Kimberly Robinson, Travel & Leisure, December 1999
Meanwhile, the intrepid Florentine traveler Marco Polo had been to China and brought back with him a noodle dish that became Italian pasta … —Norman F. Cantor, The Civilization of the Middle Ages, 1993
an intrepid explorer who probed parts of the rain forest never previously attempted
Recent Examples of intrepid from the Web
The most popular route is a 13-mile ride, but there are more advanced variations for intrepid bikers who love a challenge.
That didn't seem to dampen the enthusiasm of our intrepid group of photographers.
But Spectre is up to something, and our intrepid hero—who doesn't like taxis or public transport—needs to find out what's happening while arriving in style.
Pressman, an intrepid, Emmy-winning journalist who still relished going to work at the age of 93, died early Friday, June 23, 2017 at a Manhattan hospital.
Zola, an intrepid gorilla at the Dallas Zoo, unanimously won the hearts of the Internet after a video of him joyfully dancing and twirling in a large tub of water went viral.
Now that the weather is warming up, the Boundary Waters beckons those intrepid souls who dare to venture there.
A skillful and intrepid researcher, Wolff offers pocket histories of the two singers that echo each other.
Herders, nomads and tribal villagers were living here when intrepid Westerners began visiting in the 17th century.
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Don't Be Afraid to Learn About intrepid
You need not be afraid to find out the origins of today’s word, although its history does include fear. Intrepid derives from the Latin word intrepidus, itself formed by the combination of the prefix in- (meaning "not") and trepidus, meaning "alarmed." Other relatives of "trepidus" in English include "trepidation" and "trepidatious," as well as "trepid" (which actually predates "intrepid" and means "fearful") and even the rare "trepidity" (a synonym for "trepidation" in the sense of "fear, apprehension"). Synonyms for "intrepid" include "courageous," "valiant," "fearless," "valorous," and simply "brave."
INTREPID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intrepid for English Language Learners
: feeling no fear : very bold or brave
INTREPID Defined for Kids
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