intrepid

[ in-trep-id ]
/ ɪnˈtrɛp ɪd /

adjective

resolutely fearless; dauntless: an intrepid explorer.

Nearby words

  1. intravital stain,
  2. intrazonal soil,
  3. intreat,
  4. intrench,
  5. intrenching tool,
  6. intrepidity,
  7. intricacy,
  8. intricate,
  9. intricately,
  10. intrigant

Origin of intrepid

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

Related formsin·tre·pid·i·ty, in·trep·id·ness, nounin·trep·id·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for intrepidness

intrepid

/ (ɪnˈtrɛpɪd) /

adjective

fearless; daring; bold
Derived Formsintrepidity or intrepidness, nounintrepidly, adverb

Word Origin for intrepid

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

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Word Origin and History for intrepidness

intrepid

adj.

1620s (implied in intrepidness), from French intrépide (16c.) and directly from Latin intrepidus "unshaken, undaunted," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + trepidus "alarmed" (see trepidation). Related: Intrepidly.

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