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fearless

[feer-lis] /ˈfɪər lɪs/
adjective
1.
without fear; bold or brave; intrepid.
Origin of fearless
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400, fearless is from the Middle English word fereles. See fear, -less
Related forms
fearlessly, adverb
fearlessness, noun
Antonyms
cowardly.
Synonym Study
See brave.
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  • I need not tell you to fight manfully and fearlessly in this quarrel.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Vere's eyes did not fall, but met hers simply, fearlessly, yet not quite childishly.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • fearlessly this emissary of love penetrates the realms of despair.

    Henry IV, Makers of History John S. C. Abbott
  • Tell me frankly and fearlessly what it is that has ruffled you.

    Tony Butler Charles James Lever
  • They understand the questions at issue and they vote conscientiously and fearlessly.

Word Origin and History for fearlessly

fearless

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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