without fear; bold or brave; intrepid.

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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Contemporary Examples of fearlessly

Historical Examples of fearlessly

  • 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.

  • 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



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper