from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb obsolete Without doubt.
  • adjective Free from dread; fearless; intrepid; dauntless.
  • adjective Exempt from danger which causes dread; secure.

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  • adjective Feeling no dread or fear; unafraid.


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From dread +‎ -less.


  • 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.

    Illness, disability, ability, identity.

  • 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.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • How the 'dreadless Angel' defied, resisted, and repelled?

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • 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.

    The Last Man

  • Cargill was the lone leader of the dreadless Covenanters in their new and aggressive movement.

    Sketches of the Covenanters

  • Science and truth, and virtue's dreadless tone, 150

    Queen Mab: A Philosophical Poem.

  • 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.

    Cape Cod Folks

  • 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.

    Theocritus Bion and Moschus Rendered into English Prose

  • And his prayer was answered, for his death was serene and dreadless.

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes

  • For that is a fact: up to the age of five-and-forty, the dreadless

    Tartarin of Tarascon


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