- not to be daunted or intimidated; fearless; intrepid; bold: a dauntless hero.
- (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
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1. undaunted, daring, indomitable, brave, courageous.
1. fearful, timid.
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Examples from the Web for dauntless
If Miles Teller was in a faction like the characters in Divergent, he would be in Dauntless.‘Divergent’ Star Miles Teller Is About to Take Over Hollywood
March 20, 2014
Armed with a plan that was equal parts erudite and dauntless, Burger plunged into the project, rising to every challenge.‘Divergent’ Is Not ‘The Hunger Games,’ Says Director Neil Burger
March 18, 2014
She enlists in Dauntless, a faction composed of the fearless who protect the city.
In Divergent, the Dauntless faction is implanted with chips that track them, and are also brainwashed into committing genocide.
And, firm and dauntless, Morton laid his hand on the giant's vest.Night and Morning, Complete
But she has never since been quite so dauntless, quite so full of the joy of life.Meadow Grass
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
- bold; fearless; intrepid
Word Origin and History for dauntless
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper