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[ dawnt-lis, dahnt- ]


  1. not to be daunted or intimidated; fearless; intrepid; bold:

    a dauntless hero.

    Synonyms: courageous, brave, indomitable, daring, undaunted

    Antonyms: timid, fearful


  1. (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.


/ ˈdɔːntlɪs /


  1. bold; fearless; intrepid

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Derived Forms

  • ˈdauntlessly, adverb
  • ˈdauntlessness, noun

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Other Words From

  • daunt·less·ly adverb
  • daunt·less·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dauntless1

First recorded in 1585–95; daunt + -less

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Example Sentences

If Miles Teller was in a faction like the characters in Divergent, he would be in Dauntless.

Armed with a plan that was equal parts erudite and dauntless, Burger plunged into the project, rising to every challenge.

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.

But in spite of those rather weary looking eyes, young Mortier was possessed of a burning enthusiasm and a dauntless courage.

As soon as we had breakfasted, I got out my sled 'Dauntless,' and told Mary to wrap up, and bring her skates along.

Then followed such an exhibition of sheer grit and skill and dauntless courage as none of the girls would ever forget.

This is the story of a little house of mercy, and of a girl with a dauntless spirit, and of two men who loved her.

One extra turn of the tormentor's screw, and the spirit, so dauntless the moment before, yields in abject submission.


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