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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feer-lis]
    • /ˈfɪər lɪs/
    • /ˈfɪələsnəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feer-lis]
    • /ˈfɪər lɪs/

Definitions of fearlessness word

  • adjective fearlessness without fear; bold or brave; intrepid. 1
  • noun fearlessness The quality of being fearless. 1

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Origin of fearlessness

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 Fearlessness


fearlessness 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.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fearlessness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fearlessness

noun fearlessness

  • boldness — not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring: a bold hero.
  • heroism — the qualities or attributes of a hero or heroine: He showed great heroism in battle.
  • valor — boldness or determination in facing great danger, especially in battle; heroic courage; bravery: a medal for valor.
  • fortitude — mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously: Never once did her fortitude waver during that long illness.
  • mettle — courage and fortitude: a man of mettle.

Antonyms for fearlessness

noun fearlessness

  • cowardice — Cowardice is cowardly behaviour.
  • fear — a river in SE North Carolina. 202 miles (325 km) long.
  • weakness — the state or quality of being weak; lack of strength, firmness, vigor, or the like; feebleness.
  • timidity — lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy.

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