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  • n. The characteristic of being dauntless; fearlessness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. resolute courageousness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fearlessness; intrepidity.

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

  • n. resolute courageousness


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  • Though they defend themselves with a bravery, skill, and devotion that has absolutely no comparison, proving on every occasion their great superiority in dauntlessness and address, no advantages of daring and prowess can overcome the evil effects of their defensive policy, and the probability is that in a few years more the noblest race of uncivilized men, will become utterly extinct.

    Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • Once upon a time, science fiction writers expected similar dauntlessness from space pioneers.

    Eastern Europe

  • Extraordinary in its detail—and in its close-up pictures of this nimble army of foragers who have, it appears, settled on Toronto as a favorite destination—the film fascinates with its display of the dauntlessness of the creatures, about which many unhappy householders need no instruction, and their capacity to adapt.

    A Musical for Marilyn Monroe

  • She recognized in herself his pride, his dauntlessness, his lofty anger, his secretive withdrawals.


  • All the qualities that I most admire in a man were clearly shown at that juncture: courage and dauntlessness, without boasting or big words.

    The South Pole~ Through the Mountains

  • So Connie played with the child and was amused by its little female dauntlessness, and got a deep voluptuous pleasure out of its soft young warmth.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • From the first instant, Kate respected her for her isolation and her dauntlessness.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • The country gave her a strange feeling of hopelessness and of dauntlessness.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • Struck by his desperate dauntlessness, and his wild desire to visit Christendom, the captain at last relented, and told him he might make himself at home.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • May this Conference inspire all of you to present a dauntlessness that will enable you to defy all the fiery darts of the oppressor and even his Saracens.



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