fear·​less ˈfir-ləs How to pronounce fearless (audio)
: free from fear : brave
fearlessly adverb
fearlessness noun

Example Sentences

skydiving is one sport that tends to attract fearless types
Recent Examples on the Web So, even though the group's fearless leader was possibly murdered at the end of the first season's story, flashback episodes of Vernon/Pap are not out of the question in Season 2. Keith Nelson, Men's Health, 7 Jan. 2023 The avid do-it-yourselfer, blogger of Dear Lillie Studio, and Instagrammer is nearly fearless in taking on new tasks. Sarah Wolf Halverson, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 May 2022 Eddington said Bui is fearless and thrives in physical play. Rick Kretzschmar, Dallas News, 7 Mar. 2022 An outsized performance in every sense, Ménochet is fearless in his depiction of the extremes of agony, ecstasy, self-pity and pathos. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Feb. 2022 The former All-Pro cornerback, who typically provided sharp, fearless commentary during his playing days, should only get better in his TV role. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 10 Feb. 2023 Your fearless correspondent would only rate 14 articles, whereas white women in urban areas would get 128. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, 7 Feb. 2023 The fearless Jukebox Brass Band led an exuberant procession of angels, shamans, exotic dancers and impromptu musicians who added to the percussive rhythms via empty whiskey bottles. al, 6 Feb. 2023 To succeed, these fearless up-and-comers will likely need a steadying hand educating them on the nuances of one of the pillars of adulthood. Rod Berger, Forbes, 5 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History


fear entry 1 + -less

First Known Use

1540, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fearless was in 1540

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“Fearless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fearless. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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fear·​less ˈfi(ə)r-ləs How to pronounce fearless (audio)
: free from fear : brave
fearlessly adverb
fearlessness noun

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