Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fearless; bold; not intimidated; undaunted; intrepid.
- Exempt from dread or fear of danger; secure.
- Without dread or apprehension: used ellip-tically (like doubtless) with adverbial effect.
GNU Webster's 1913
- From dread + -less. (Wiktionary)
“May the needles test be as quick and dreadless as possible and may the doctor who does it be as nice and kind as mine.”
“Were we men, we should spring at the sign, the cold billow would be dared for the sake of the colder enchantress; being women, we stand safe, though not dreadless.”
“How the 'dreadless Angel' defied, resisted, and repelled?”
“The frank and unsuspicious mind of Adrian, gifted as it was by every natural grace, endowed with transcendant powers of intellect, unblemished by the shadow of defect (unless his dreadless independence of thought was to be construed into one), was devoted, even as a victim to sacrifice, to his love for Evadne.”
“Cargill was the lone leader of the dreadless Covenanters in their new and aggressive movement.”
“Science and truth, and virtue's dreadless tone, 150”
“But, for the Cradlebow; his bright dream of seeking his fortune over wide seas and in distant lands, his dreadless enthusiasm in the belief that he should find so much waiting for him in that unsounded world, his determination, above all, to acquit himself truthfully and bravely -- all these made him, to my mind, ever an object of more inspiring and romantic interest.”
“Lo, neither do dolphins of the brine fare on land, nor bulls on the deep, but dreadless dost thou rush o'er land and sea alike, thy hooves serving thee for oars.”
“And his prayer was answered, for his death was serene and dreadless.”
“For that is a fact: up to the age of five-and-forty, the dreadless”
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