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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
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On the way home, stop off on the northern tip of the island for some heart-stopping cliff jumping and, for the non-claustrophobic in the group, an intrepid swim into the spectacular Blue Caves.
One intrepid Lifehacker reporter recently found out the hard way that Amazon’s two-day shipping doesn’t guarantee that your item will be on your doorstep in two days.
But her intrepid journey into the German capital did not endear her to her U.S. Army minders.
The name comes from the frogs that used to emerge from the grassy banks, and it was later adopted by local gangs that gave the area a dangerous edge and kept most except locals and intrepid artists away.
But now, at long last, an intrepid figure has actually been granted access to R.B.G. during workout hours, giving the people a closer look at her grueling sessions.
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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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