obsolete : not frightened : unafraid
stand upright and unfearedBen Jonson
: not feared
an unfeared adversary

Word History


in sense 1, from Middle English unferd, from un- entry 1 + fered, ferd, past participle of feren to frighten; in sense 2, from un- entry 1 + feared, past participle of fear

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“Unfeared.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfeared. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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