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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feer-lis]
    • /ˈfɪər lɪs/
    • /ˈfɪə.ləs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feer-lis]
    • /ˈfɪər lɪs/

Definitions of fearless word

  • adjective fearless without fear; bold or brave; intrepid. 1
  • noun fearless Lacking fear. 1
  • adjective fearless brave 1
  • adjective fearless unafraid 1
  • adjective fearless If you say that someone is fearless, you mean that they are not afraid at all, and you admire them for this. 0
  • adjective fearless without fear; not afraid; brave; intrepid 0

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Origin of fearless

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
First recorded in 1350-1400, fearless is from the Middle English word fereles. See fear, -less

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Parts of speech for Fearless


fearless popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for fearless

adj fearless

  • intrepid — resolutely fearless; dauntless: an intrepid explorer.
  • wise — having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right; possessing discernment, judgment, or discretion.
  • daring — People who are daring are willing to do or say things which are new or which might shock or anger other people.
  • confident — If you are confident about something, you are certain that it will happen in the way you want it to.
  • spunky — plucky; spirited.

adjective fearless

  • unafraid — feeling fear; filled with apprehension: afraid to go.
  • brave — Someone who is brave is willing to do things which are dangerous, and does not show fear in difficult or dangerous situations.
  • audacious — Someone who is audacious takes risks in order to achieve something.

Antonyms for fearless

adj fearless

  • cowardly — If you describe someone as cowardly, you disapprove of them because they are easily frightened and avoid doing dangerous and difficult things.
  • meek — humbly patient or docile, as under provocation from others.
  • timid — lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy.
  • stupid — lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.
  • unintelligent — deficient in intelligence; dull; stupid.

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