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  1. without fear; bold or brave; intrepid.
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Origin of fearless

First recorded in 1350–1400, fearless is from the Middle English word fereles. See fear, -less
Related formsfear·less·ly, adverbfear·less·ness, noun

Synonym study

See brave.

Antonyms for fearless

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Related Words for fearless

intrepid, wise, daring, confident, spunky, gutsy, cocky, smart, courageous, heroic, bold, assured, brassy, cheeky, crack, dashing, dauntless, doughty, flip, fresh

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Contemporary Examples of fearless

Historical Examples of fearless

  • She advanced, I cannot say fearless, but therefore only the more brave.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • So fearless were they, that they made nothing of creeping in among the folds of his garments.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • She noted his fearless poise, and she saw the gallant spirit in his eye.

    The Rock of Chickamauga

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • Only her eyes were unchanged, the laughing, fearless eyes of old.

    The Slave Of The Lamp

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • Quinn was fearless, daring, indefatigable; but Quinn was not Ferry.

    The Cavalier

    George Washington Cable

Word Origin and History for fearless


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

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