un·afraid | \ˌən-ə-ˈfrād, Southern also -ə-ˈfred\

Definition of unafraid 

: not afraid or frightened : not fearful unafraid of the dark unafraid to try new things

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Oprah is wildly popular and unafraid to use her wild popularity for causes beyond Oprah. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Daugherty: Stick to Sports? Do you only ever talk about what you do for a living?," 26 June 2018 Bears who are fed, either accidentally or purposely, by humans can become desensitized and unafraid to approach people, DEEP said. Ruth Bruno, courant.com, "Bear Enters Torrington Home, Then Is Euthanized," 19 June 2018 Yet the pair have energized politically active Portlanders who seek to replace longtime Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who is vacating his seat after 20 years, with a fresh persona unafraid to take a different approach to city governance. Gordon R. Friedman, OregonLive.com, "Hardesty, Smith in runoff for Portland City Council seat," 15 May 2018 The show is raffish, quirky, whip-smart, defiantly non-commercial, and totally unafraid to offend, especially from the left side of the political spectrum. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "Cleveland featured in premiere of Travel Channel's 'Eat, Drink, Haggle' with Lara Spencer," 21 Apr. 2018 The point, her allies say, was to show that Ms. McCaskill shows up, unafraid to take hard questions from her critics about her record. Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, "In Missouri, Governor’s Scandal Ensnares a Republican-Leaning Senate Race," 12 Apr. 2018 Levinson credits Pacino for being unafraid to experiment. Daniel Holloway, chicagotribune.com, "Why Al Pacino, Barry Levinson reunited to depict Joe Paterno's fall from grace," 28 Mar. 2018 Uninspired running pro forma cash flow figures, Eppler remembers sitting at work and repeatedly hearing the words of one of UConn's deans, who encouraged his soon-to-be graduates to attack life by being unafraid to take risks and live cheaply. Jeff Miller, latimes.com, "The Angels may have found their ace in general manager Billy Eppler," 25 Mar. 2018 Every episode of Electric Dreams is absolutely gorgeous, unafraid to go wide and showing great restraint in the accoutrements of science fiction. Joshua Rivera, GQ, "Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams," 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of unafraid

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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un·afraid | \ˌən-ə-ˈfrād\

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: not afraid

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