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dareful

[ dair-fuhl ]
/ ˈdɛər fəl /
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adjective Obsolete.

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Origin of dareful

First recorded in 1595–1605; dare + -ful
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Example sentences from the Web for dareful

  • Dareful she had met her spiritual foes; they had withdrawn defeated!

    Lilith|George MacDonald
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