Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

dauntless

[dawnt-lis, dahnt-]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
adjective
  1. not to be daunted or intimidated; fearless; intrepid; bold: a dauntless hero.
noun
  1. (initial capital letter) Also called Douglas SBD. the principal U.S. Navy fleet bomber of early World War II, capable of carrying bombs or depth charges and particularly successful as a dive bomber.

Origin of dauntless

First recorded in 1585–95; daunt + -less
Related formsdaunt·less·ly, adverbdaunt·less·ness, noun

Synonyms

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
1. undaunted, daring, indomitable, brave, courageous.

Antonyms

1. fearful, timid.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for dauntless

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • And, firm and dauntless, Morton laid his hand on the giant's vest.

    Night and Morning, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • But she has never since been quite so dauntless, quite so full of the joy of life.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • So faithful in love, and so dauntless in war, There never was knight like the young Lochinvar.

  • And straight against that great array, forth went the dauntless three.

  • To his bower was Beowulf brought in haste, dauntless victor.

    Beowulf

    Anonymous


British Dictionary definitions for dauntless

dauntless

adjective
  1. bold; fearless; intrepid
Derived Formsdauntlessly, adverbdauntlessness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for dauntless

adj.

1590s, from daunt + -less. Related: Dauntlessly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper