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fearless

[feer-lis] /ˈfɪər lɪs/
adjective
1.
without fear; bold or brave; intrepid.
Origin of fearless
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English fereles. See fear, -less
Related forms
fearlessly, adverb
fearlessness, noun
Synonyms
See brave.
Antonyms
cowardly.
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  • It was fine to see the fearlessness of her perfect innocence.

    Wives and Daughters Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • It did not occur to him that this fearlessness was founded upon experience and knowledge.

    White Fang Jack London
  • His fearlessness in the search for truth made him frequently touch on subjects on which his own mind was not fully made up.

    General Gordon Seton Churchill
  • Her inheritance of brain and blood had all the strength of his, and her fearlessness was his own.

    The Plunderer Roy Norton
  • Her fearlessness no doubt affected the conspirators, though quite unconsciously.

    Great Ralegh Hugh De Selincourt
Word Origin and History for fearlessness

fearless

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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