[ feer-lis ]
/ ˈfɪər lɪs /


without fear; bold or brave; intrepid.

Nearby words

  1. fealty,
  2. fear,
  3. feared,
  4. fearful,
  5. fearfully,
  6. fearlessly,
  7. fearnought,
  8. fearsome,
  9. fearsomely,
  10. feasance

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.

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Word Origin and History for fearlessness



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper