fear·​less | \ ˈfir-ləs How to pronounce fearless (audio) \

Definition of fearless

: free from fear : brave

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Other Words from fearless

fearlessly adverb
fearlessness noun

Examples of fearless in a Sentence

skydiving is one sport that tends to attract fearless types
Recent Examples on the Web But now that Alicia Sierra (Najwa Nimri) has found the Professor (Álvaro Morte) and is holding him at gunpoint, the gang has lost its fearless, meticulous leader on the outside. Ew Staff, EW.com, 3 Sep. 2021 In addition to being our fearless 5 Things leader, Saeed is also a foodie of the highest order. Aj Willingham, CNN, 16 Apr. 2021 Popcaan shared RiRi's post on his own Instagram Story, but the official Savage x Fenty Instagram account reshared their fearless leader's picture while quoting one of her own lyrics. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 16 Feb. 2021 In any forum, Mooney was uniquely fearless as a comedian. Jake Coyle, Star Tribune, 19 May 2021 My life in a wheelchair taught me to be more fearless in life and to get things done without hesitation. Melanie Fine, Forbes, 6 May 2021 Yesufu was fearless against Wichita State, leading the team with 21 points. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2021 McFadden, remembered as someone who was fearless and devoted to the fire service, suddenly became ill while fighting the blaze at the historic New Hartford House. Jessika Harkay, courant.com, 19 Aug. 2021 Letersky offers less a historical breakthrough than finer brushstrokes on an American icon, whom the author describes as kind, courteous, formal, thoughtful, fearless, occasionally funny, a perfect gentleman and a devout patriot. Jeff Rowe, Star Tribune, 12 July 2021

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First Known Use of fearless

1540, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fearless

fear entry 1 + -less

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12 Oct 2021

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“Fearless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fearless. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fearless

: not afraid : very brave


fear·​less | \ ˈfir-ləs How to pronounce fearless (audio) \

Kids Definition of fearless

: not afraid : brave

Other Words from fearless

fearlessly adverb
fearlessness noun

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