Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Resolutely courageous; fearless. See Synonyms at brave.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Fearless; bold; brave.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not trembling or shaking with fear; fearless; bold; brave; undaunted; courageous

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not moved by danger; free from alarm; undaunted: as, an intrepid soldier.
  • Indicating or springing from courage.
  • Synonyms Daring, dauntless, courageous, valiant, undismayed, gallant, doughty, heroic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. invulnerable to fear or intimidation

Etymologies

Latin intrepidus : in-, not; see in-1 + trepidus, alarmed.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin intrepidus, from in- ("not") + trepidus ("anxious, nervous") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Captain Hoxworth volunteered several interviews with the press in which he contended that only his swift reaction to the first attempts at mutiny had preserved his ship, and thereafter he became known as the intrepid captain who had quelled the Chinese mutiny.

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  • We Memphians call our intrepid little corner of Tennessee "Roundtown," and it isn't because we're officially the most obese city in the nation.

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  • A similar danger recalled the intrepid prince to the defence of the front; and, as he galloped through the columns, the centre of the left was attacked, and almost overpowered by the furious charge of the Persian cavalry and elephants.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 2

  • A similar danger recalled the intrepid prince to the defence of the front; and, as he galloped through the columns, the centre of the left was attacked, and almost overpowered by the furious charge of the

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • But only him sophisticate knowing about "intrepid".

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  • Answer: Neocon spy yes control usa president bush administration, but if you can believe it possible, neocon controlling democrat party even more. checking the credential of him Congressman rahm emmanuel, some say him so "intrepid".

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  • That appeals to the kind of intrepid older travelers who have already done Peru's Machu Picchu and Cambodia's Angkor Wat.

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  • Such is the influential power of the New York Times and such is the dimension of its failure when the paper's editors abdicated their core responsibility in neglecting to rein in an "intrepid" reporter with an already questionable reputation.

    Youssef M. Ibrahim: Judith Miller: The Tragic Axis of the Neoconservatives and the New York Times

  • For now it's business as usual, and summer battle lines have the "intrepid" Democrat-led Congress and a few nervous Republican defectors facing off with the Bush administration on the FY 2008 DOD budget.

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  • Ms. France's browsers are, as the magazine puts it, "intrepid" – it's war out there.

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