intrepidity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n intrepidity resolute courageousness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Intrepidity The quality or state of being intrepid; fearless bravery; courage; resoluteness; valor. "Sir Roger had acquitted himself of two or three sentences with a look of much business and great intrepidity ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n intrepidity The quality of being intrepid; freedom from alarm; coolness in encountering danger; undaunted courage or boldness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Intrepidity firm, unshaken courage
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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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. intrépidité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. intrepidusin, not, trepidus, alarmed.

Usage

In literature:

But when the man of intrepidity and intrigue was found, never was heroine so soon subdued, never goddess so easily stript of her celestials!
"Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Many anecdotes of him remain, illustrative rather of intrepid shrewdness than of chivalry.
"Strange True Stories of Louisiana" by George Washington Cable
The intrepidity of youth arises from want of experience.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Nothing untoward happened; Sunday traffic was thin, and she sailed through the danger-zone with grand intrepidity.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
Kate was not only fearless as a passenger, but equally intrepid at the wheel.
"The Air Trust" by George Allan England
They went to death with the intrepidity usual at that epoch.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
Schemes of wider research, however, we are content to leave in the hands of the intrepid Folk-lorist.
"The Morris Book" by Cecil J. Sharp
He gives us the cruelty of Baal, the intrepidity of the Roman legions.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
The intrepid young Colonel of the Third, J.D.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
Antonyms: fearless, unafraid, intrepid, bold, undaunted, temerarious.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
He had performed many valiant deeds, and was greatly feared among the islands, his intrepidity being well known to all.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII" by Robert Kerr
Melville was scholarly, intrepid, adventurous, highly emotional, and vehement in the cause of the Church's independence.
"Sketches of the Covenanters" by J. C. McFeeters
M. Stumpe's intrepid industry was further shown in disregard of customary "scamping" subterfuges.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891" by Various
The beautiful and intrepid Queen Boadicea is the first British female whose dress is recorded.
"Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851" by Various
Meanwhile, events travel swiftly under the direction of the intrepid General.
"The Tragedy of St. Helena" by Walter Runciman
The intrepidity of the embassador, which was defiled with no comminglings of insolence, excited his admiration.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
An hour having been thus occupied, he commanded that they should return, highly satisfied with his own skill and intrepidity.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
In him the enemy lost its ablest and most intrepid leader.
"The Fight for a Free Sea: A Chronicle of the War of 1812" by Ralph D. Paine
But he lacked that intrepid quality possessed by, say, Lewis and Clarke.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12" by Elbert Hubbard
Ashton behaved with great intrepidity and composure.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
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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:

Hats off to the intrepid developers of the Samoa Project.
Shuttle Enterprise arrives at the Intrepid .
Space shuttle Enterprise reaches new home at Intrepid .
NASA awarded Enterprise to the Intrepid in April 2011.
Enterprise Sails for NYC's Intrepid .
Enterprise sails for NYC's Intrepid .
Rep Gabrielle Giffords to make appearance aboard Intrepid museum.
Intrepid Potash Plans Mining And Manufacturing Operation, Creating 200 Jobs in New Mexico.
An Intrepid Rim-to-Rim Historical Journey.
Intrepid Upfront Plan For NBCU's Cable Portfolio.
Intrepid Investors Eye Use Of Pig Whipworm Eggs To Quell Crohn's Disease and MS. Gene Marcial, Contributor.
Remembering ' Intrepid Storyteller' Anthony Shadid.
Intrepid foodie discovers unusual, delicious foods while exploring the aisles at Dino's.
'Oregon Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes' gets intrepid snow lovers off groomed trails.
Learjet 85 Unveiled at Intrepid Museum in New York City.
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