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
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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 1 Dec. 2022.

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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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