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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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  • It did not occur to him that this fearlessness was founded upon experience and knowledge.

    White Fang Jack London
  • But still he remained incomprehensible in his simplicity, fearlessness, and rectitude.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • Her inheritance of brain and blood had all the strength of his, and her fearlessness was his own.

    The Plunderer Roy Norton
  • I believed in her fearlessness in any adventure that would interest her.

    The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
  • And within their own tribes they have justification for this fearlessness.

Word Origin and History for fearlessness

fearless

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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