intrepid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj intrepid invulnerable to fear or intimidation "audacious explorers","fearless reporters and photographers","intrepid pioneers"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • intrepid Not moved by danger; free from alarm; undaunted: as, an intrepid soldier.
    • intrepid Indicating or springing from courage.
    • intrepid Synonyms Daring, dauntless, courageous, valiant, undismayed, gallant, doughty, heroic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Intrepid in-trep′id without trepidation or fear: undaunted: brave
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
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    “You perceive I generalize with intrepidity from single instances. It is the tourist's custom.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. intrepidusin, not, trepidus, alarmed.

Usage

In literature:

In 1607, Hudson, an experienced seaman of great knowledge and intrepidity, sailed in search of this passage.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
Another instance of his skill and intrepidity soon followed.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXLII. Vol. LV. April, 1844" by Various
All our intrepid German soldiers know why they are going to war.
"New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1" by Various
Close by the harbor of Petropavlovsk there is a monument to the memory of the ill-fated and intrepid navigator, La Perouse.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
But her reputation as a witch had been a great safeguard, and her own intrepid spirit had done even more to hold robbers at bay.
"The Sign Of The Red Cross" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Certainly the traces are very slight; perhaps they are only visible to the eye of the intrepid anthropologist.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
He was not only a good strategist, but a dare-devil for intrepidity.
"France in the Nineteenth Century" by Elizabeth Latimer
Would it be with craven timidity or with the intrepidity of heroes, or again with the insensibility of brutes?
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
In her he saw for the first time in his life the intrepid maiden who seems to dare a man to come and master her.
"The Inner Shrine" by Basil King
I was amazed at his intrepidity and headlong valour.
"The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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In poetry:

He rose, like the intrepid Paul,
And in the vigor of his youth,
Resolved, whatever might befall,
To bear to these the words of truth.
"Tribute To Rev. William Paul Quinn" by James Madison Bell
The last fair instance thou must give
Whence Nassaus's virtue can be tried,
And show the world that thou canst live
Intrepid as thy consort died.
"An Ode - Presented To The King, On His Majesty's Arrival In Holland, After The Queen's Death" by Matthew Prior
Abner.
The youth so calm appear'd, so nobly firm,
So cool, yet so intrepid, that these eyes
Ne'er saw such temperate valour so chastised By modesty.
"David And Goliath. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
The legions of the starry host,
Each to their high and solemn post
In silent discipline repair,
And, from the unbattlemented sky,
With an intrepid calm defy
The demons of the air.
"Celestial Heights" by Alfred Austin
Of Sea-Captains young or old, and the Mates—and of all intrepid
Sailors;
Of the few, very choice, taciturn, whom fate can never surprise, nor
death dismay,
Pick'd sparingly, without noise, by thee, old Ocean—chosen by
thee,
"Song For All Seas, All Ships" by Walt Whitman
Intrepid, constant, nobly pure and strong
First citizen of Canada's domain,
Behold this ancient city is thy fane
And thy compatriots raise thy name in song.
Look downward from thy lofty resting-place
And mark the regnancy of thy just ways.
"Champlain: First Canadian" by John Daniel Logan

In news:

Learjet 85 Unveiled at Intrepid Museum in New York City Photo Credit: Jason Tinacci.
In which your intrepid correspondent confronts the GOP front-runner on the rope line, and Romney doesn't tell the truth.
Our intrepid reporter travels thousands of miles – from Moss Landing to Peru and Chile – to crack an environmental crime.
We sent one of our intrepid summer interns, Rebecca Kirkman, to cover the proceedings.
MOD Movies for Intrepid Cineastes.
And formerly of Lewistown, and Arleen G Marcel , of Kearny, N.J. Are engaged to be married on June 9, 2012, on the USS Intrepid in NYC.
As per our intrepid reporters Mike Monroe and Jeff McDonald, the Spurs are targeting Manu Ginobili's potential return for Saturday against Utah.
An intrepid group of techies hopes to bring a revolutionary Google service to Baltimore.
To accompany his call for the return of intrepid, adventurous SciFi, PM contributor Glenn Harlan Reynolds lists a dozen of his favorite future-looking reads.
Our intrepid photographer Don Perry snaps shots of Memphians eating locally on January 6th, 2012.
Our intrepid photographers get out and about, around the city of Memphis.
For his stag night, Mark wants to camp out in the woods under the stars accompanied by his Best Man, Al Large, but it is not long before the two intrepid campers are lost in the woods.
) Another movie " Pariah " invites comparison to is "Precious," in which another intrepid young heroine finds elusive self-worth through learning.
Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was an intrepid traveler, a heroic soldier, and a writer with a unique prose style.
A few intrepid travelers came here for suntans and seaf.
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