intrepid

[in-trep-id]
adjective
resolutely fearless; dauntless: an intrepid explorer.

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

intrepidity, intrepidness, noun
intrepidly, adverb


brave, courageous, bold.


timid.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To intrepid
Collins
World English Dictionary
intrepid (ɪnˈtrɛpɪd)
 
adj
fearless; daring; bold
 
[C17: from Latin intrepidus, from in-1 + trepidus fearful, timid]
 
intre'pidity
 
n
 
in'trepidness
 
n
 
in'trepidly
 
adv

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

intrepid
1627 (implied in intrepidness), from L. intrepidus "unshaken, undaunted," from in- "not" + trepidus "alarmed."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
And the sea's silty, cold waters made visibility almost nonexistent for the
  intrepid few who wanted to explore the medieval ruins.
Only time and more fossils will reveal who these intrepid travelers were and
  why they left their motherland.
It's a great book that combines biography, natural history, and intrepid
  on-the-ground reporting.
The entrepreneur was more adventurous, by far, than the designer-an intrepid
  pioneer of self-promotion.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;