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intrepid

[in-trep-id] /ɪnˈtrɛp ɪd/
adjective
1.
resolutely fearless; dauntless:
an intrepid explorer.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < Latin intrepidus, equivalent to in- in-3 + trepidus anxious; see trepidation
Related forms
intrepidity, intrepidness, noun
intrepidly, adverb
Synonyms
brave, courageous, bold.
Antonyms
timid.
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British Dictionary definitions for intrepidness

intrepid

/ɪnˈtrɛpɪd/
adjective
1.
fearless; daring; bold
Derived Forms
intrepidity, intrepidness, noun
intrepidly, adverb
Word Origin
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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