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fearless

[feer-lis] /ˈfɪər lɪs/
adjective
1.
without fear; bold or brave; intrepid.
Origin
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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Examples from the web for fearlessness
  • Steven loves her fearlessness and the way her voice breaks.
  • Her fearlessness seemed to come from a total lack of self-doubt.
  • But behind the self-destruction was an almost pathological fearlessness.
  • Patty frightened nobody, but she'd been a standout athlete in high school and college and possessed a jock sort of fearlessness.
  • Their fearlessness inspires others to overcome their own fears.
  • Something about these mountains fosters fearlessness.
  • Curiosity an oblivion to be embraced, an opportunity for fearlessness, for vanishing.
Word Origin and History for fearlessness

fearless

adj.

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

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