dauntlessness

dauntless

[dawnt-lis, dahnt-]
adjective
1.
not to be daunted or intimidated; fearless; intrepid; bold: a dauntless hero.
noun
2.
(initial capital letter) . Also called Douglas SBD. the principal U.S. Navy fleet bomber of early World War II, capable of carrying bombs or depth charges and particularly successful as a dive bomber.

Origin:
1585–95; daunt + -less

dauntlessly, adverb
dauntlessness, noun


1. undaunted, daring, indomitable, brave, courageous.


1. fearful, timid.
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dauntless (ˈdɔːntlɪs)
 
adj
bold; fearless; intrepid
 
'dauntlessly
 
adv
 
'dauntlessness
 
n

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dauntless
1590s, from daunt + -less.
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