intrepid

[ in-trep-id ]
/ ɪnˈtrɛp ɪd /

adjective

resolutely fearless; dauntless: an intrepid explorer.

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Origin of intrepid

1690–1700; <Latin intrepidus, equivalent to in-in-3 + trepidus anxious; see trepidation

OTHER WORDS FROM intrepid

in·tre·pid·i·ty, in·trep·id·ness, nounin·trep·id·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for intrepid

intrepid
/ (ɪnˈtrɛpɪd) /

adjective

fearless; daring; bold

Derived forms of intrepid

intrepidity or intrepidness, nounintrepidly, adverb

Word Origin for intrepid

C17: from Latin intrepidus, from in- 1 + trepidus fearful, timid
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