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daredevil

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of daredevil

  1. 1 foolishly adventurous or bold his daredevil stunts are sure to end in disaster someday Synonyms of daredevil audacious, brash, foolhardy, madcap, overbold, overconfident, reckless, temerariousWords Related to daredevil adventuresome, adventurous, bold, daring, venturesome, venturous; brave, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, hardy, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, manful, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, undauntable, undaunted, valiant, valorous; hotheaded; impetuous, imprudent, impulsive, incautious, rash; brainless, foolish, harebrained, scatterbrained; careless, heedless, thoughtless; hasty, headlong, precipitateNear Antonyms of daredevil unadventurous, unambitious; fainthearted, fearful, mousy (or mousey), scary, shy, skittish, timid, timorous; calm, cool, levelheaded, sensible; alert, intelligent, quick-witted, sharp; chicken, chickenhearted, cowardly, craven, dastardly, lily-livered, pusillanimous, recreant, spineless, unheroic, yellowAntonyms of daredevil careful, cautious, circumspect, guarded, heedful, prudent, safe, wary

  2. 2 having or showing a lack of concern for the consequences of one's actions a daredevil driver who thinks that drag racing on city streets is a harmless game Synonyms of daredevil reckless, devil-may-care, foolhardy, harum-scarum, hell-for-leather, irresponsible, kamikazeWords Related to daredevil adventurous, audacious, bold, daring, venturesome; hasty, headlong, hotheaded, impetuous, precipitate, rash, wild; blithe, carefree, happy-go-lucky, madcap, slaphappy; nonchalant, unconcerned, unworried; careless, freewheeling, heedless, inattentive, incautious, mindless, regardless, unheeding, unmindful; feckless, inconsiderate, thoughtless, unthinkingNear Antonyms of daredevil careful, cautious, circumspect, heedful; overcareful, overcautious, timidAntonyms of daredevil responsible

Synonym Discussion of daredevil

adventurous, venturesome, daring, daredevil, rash, reckless, foolhardy mean exposing oneself to danger more than required by good sense. adventurous implies a willingness to accept risks but not necessarily imprudence.
    • adventurous pioneers
venturesome implies a jaunty eagerness for perilous undertakings.
    • venturesome stunt pilots
daring implies fearlessness in courting danger.
    • daring mountain climbers
daredevil stresses ostentation in daring.
    • daredevil motorcyclists
rash suggests imprudence and lack of forethought.
    • a rash decision
reckless implies heedlessness of probable consequences.
    • a reckless driver
foolhardy suggests a recklessness that is inconsistent with good sense.
    • the foolhardy sailor ventured into the storm

daredevil

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of daredevil

  1. a person who seeks out very dangerous or foolhardy adventures with no apparent fear that little daredevil has broken an arm and an ankle this year alone Synonyms of daredevil devil, madcap, madman Words Related to daredevil berserk (or berserker), cowboy, hotdog, showboat



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