un·​afraid | \ ˌən-ə-ˈfrād How to pronounce unafraid (audio) , Southern also -ə-ˈfred \

Definition of unafraid

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

Examples of unafraid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those who are tech-savvy, and unafraid of using sophisticated hardware to solve complex calculations, the painstaking process of mining for cryptocurrencies can be rewarding. al, 1 Aug. 2022 Most of the audience seemed not only receptive, but grateful to have a band seemingly unafraid to speak up about important issues. Seth Combscontributor, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 July 2022 Since his canonical social thriller Get Out, the director has proven himself unafraid of his own imagination. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 July 2022 Rokita is known as a socially conservative firebrand, unafraid to clash with those who are more moderate within his own party, including Gov. Eric Holcomb. Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, 14 July 2022 Is the education sector prepared to support a new generation of entrepreneurs unafraid to tackle previously restrictive topics and sectors? Rod Berger, Forbes, 6 June 2022 Since its premiere in 2017, Netflix’s Dear White People has been unafraid to tackle today’s most pressing racial, social, and political issues—all through the lens of its signature sarcastic humor. Talia Smith, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 Sep. 2021 Some see him as upbeat and smart, an entertaining talent unafraid to take risks on the golf course or let outsiders know what’s on his mind. John Paul Newport, WSJ, 27 May 2022 So this is a team unafraid to tinker with conventional thinking. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unafraid

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unafraid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unafraid. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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un·​afraid | \ ˌən-ə-ˈfrād \

Kids Definition of unafraid

: not afraid

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