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[feer-lis] /ˈfɪər lɪs/
without fear; bold or brave; intrepid.
Origin of fearless
First recorded in 1350-1400, fearless is from the Middle English word fereles. See fear, -less
Related forms
fearlessly, adverb
fearlessness, noun
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See brave. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • So he fearlessly risked his life in all ways on every possible occasion which the War Office routine gave him on holiday.

    My Life as an Author Martin Farquhar Tupper
  • Encourage them, as you encouraged me, always to speak to you fearlessly and plainly.

    Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay George Otto Trevelyan
  • He had fully and fearlessly exposed the corruption of the Austrian officials in Galicia, and had thus made many enemies.

  • I indeed knew them but too well, and fearlessly spoke what I knew.

  • For a few seconds the monster faced his approach, but Grôm saw the shrinking in his furious eyes, and came on fearlessly.

    In the Morning of Time Charles G. D. Roberts
Word Origin and History for fearlessly



early 15c., from fear (n.) + -less. Related: Fearlessly; fearlessness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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