fearless

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj fearless oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
    • adj fearless invulnerable to fear or intimidation "audacious explorers","fearless reporters and photographers","intrepid pioneers"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fearless Without fear; bold; courageous; intrepid; undaunted.
    • fearless Synonyms Brave, dauntless, daring, valiant, valorous, gallant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Fearless without fear: daring: brave
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Quotations

  • John Maynard Keynes
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    “Only with absolute fearlessness can we slay the dragons of mediocrity that invade our gardens.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “Fearless minds climb soonest into crowns.”
  • W. Russell Maltby
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    “Jesus promised His disciples three things: that they would be entirely fearless, absurdly happy, and that they would get into trouble.”
  • Henry J. Kaiser
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    “Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition -- in having put forth the best within you”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fǽr, fear, fǽran, to terrify; cf. Ger. gefahr, Ice. fár, harm, mischief.

Usage

In literature:

We will go on fearlessly, trusting to Him.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
Young as he was, he showed a fearless and independent spirit, but she endeavoured by kind and judicious treatment to keep him in good order.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sagacious Zafra, on being summoned, went boldly to the inquisitors, with a fearless, self-satisfied countenance.
"The Last Look" by W.H.G. Kingston
Fearlessly they began to descend, though to some people it would have been nervous work.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
Do that, pray to him always, and then boldly and fearlessly go through life.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Come, then, fearlessly, with me, and view the scene of mortal strife.
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Shingebiss was hardy and fearless, and cared for no one.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Let him fearlessly face it, 't will leave him alone, And 't will fawn at his feet if he fling it a bone.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
Instantly he was surrounded by almost a hundred baboons, some of gigantic size, which came fearlessly towards him.
"The Settler and the Savage" by R.M. Ballantyne
Kenneth was a splendid and a fearless rider.
"Shifting Winds" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

It is Eachan, who has wolf-like
Seized upon a helpless prey!
Fearlessly and fast he bears him
Where a cliff o'erhangs the bay.
"Loch Buy" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Parent of the sceptred race,
Fearless tread the circled space:
Fearless Fleance venture near—
Sire of monarchs—spurn at fear.
"The Race Of Banquo" by Robert Southey
Then lift thy head with fearless front,
For come whatever may,
Thou'lt gather strength to brave it well,
Thro' ev'ry passing day.
"Purity" by Thomas Frederick Young
She whispers, “He came to the land
A lord and a lover of me—
A son of the waves with a hand
As fearless and frank as the sea.
"Australia Vindex" by Henry Kendall
'All this, my Sapar, you know well,
True dignity is yours by right;
As firm as rock and fearless ever
You never yielded in a fight.
"Gamzrdeli" by Akaki Tsereteli
“’It was for this—­and O farewell
The fearless foot, the present mind,
And steady will to breast the swell
And face the wind!
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

ZZ Top has always been fearless in terms of adopting styles of music and genres while still maintaining a blues-based foundation.
Burns teaching folk music through fun, fearlessness.
In this week's Tech Connection, WENY-TV's J.B. Biunno takes you all the way up to the stratosphere and back down again for a look at "Fearless" Felix Baumgartner's incredible journey.
Niagara finds frosh to be 'fearless'.
At 14, she'd fearlessly left home to live with strangers and be pushed to her limit.
Steven Epp leads his Yale Rep castmates through a rollicking and fearless take on a classic tale, "The Servant of Two Masters," at the Guthrie.
Fearless MC Spits Frightfully Intimate Rhymes.
THORIN OAKENSHIELD Exiled dwarf king and fearless warrior, he leads a quest to reclaim his realm from a ruthless dragon.
This fascinating creature has been named the most fearless & ferocious animal in the world & for good reason, the honey badger doesn't give a s#.t.
Melissa George stars as a fearless and highly valued agent in a top-secret private-security firm in " Hunted ".
Lawyer Hugh Davies, the inquest 's counsel, said the judge-led inquiry should be a "full and fearless" examination of all the facts.
Fearless woman, not girl interrupted .
Characterized by resolute fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance.
Michele Bachmann is fearless in challenging Islamist influence.
But one brave Chicago vocalist will be plunging headlong into this music Friday night, when the apparently fearless Dee Alexander takes the stage of the.
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In science:

Fearlessness’ (especially with regard to making mistakes and putting one’s ideas to the theoretical test and criticism; Anastasios Mallios).
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
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