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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
Just don’t try to see Kilauea for yourself Tour operators in Hawaii have gotten plenty of inquiries from intrepid travelers wanting to see Kilauea’s lava first-hand, the New York Times reports.
The nice lady at the guest relations desk in right field didn't see the Joey Gallo homer in the second inning, and the other nice lady who did was taking a break or something when the intrepid Texas Rangers Reaction made its way to the scene.
He's replaced in the hero's role by intrepid small-town journalist Mabel Norris Reese, who was also a character in King's last book.
The rare travelers intrepid enough to find their way here to northern Colombia come for quiet beaches and coral reefs.
The labyrinth that is the modern U.S. healthcare system can be just as challenging and impenetrable as the wilderness the intrepid explorers traversed.
Skoolies offer a large, blank slate for an intrepid DIY adventurer looking to hit the road on a limited budget.
Beltre's peaceful morning catching up on his shows was interrupted by an intrepid reporter's pursuit of the truth.
Greece, Egypt, Italy, India, Ceylon: for most of his life, Lear was known primarily as an intrepid traveller and landscape painter.
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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."
bold, brave, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, heroic (also heroical), lionhearted, manful, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, undauntable, undaunted, valiant, valorous;
chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, coward, cowardly, craven, dastardly, fainthearted, fearful, gutless, lily-livered, nerveless, spineless, spiritless, timorous, uncourageous, ungallant, unheroic, weakhearted, yellow;
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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