Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not affrighted; not afraid; not daunted; intrepid. Not feared; not dreaded.

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  • adjective Not feared.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ feared

Examples

  • Unprotected and unfeared—even as they finance movies—they've become an essential part of Hollywood's casting.

    The Corporate Exec: Hollywood Demon

  • Otherwise, Law Societies will be paper tigers, unfeared and thus unable to carry out their proper function of policing the legal profession.

    An exclusive interview with The Public Eye : Law is Cool

  • Thus, it was relevant that you can say "unfrightened" and "unconfused", suggesting that these are adjectives, but you can't say "unfeared" or "unliked", suggesting that these are participles, not adjectives.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • While I agree that these words sound odd, a quick Google search shows that unfeared and unliked are actually pretty common.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • Then you give examples of adjectives, not verbs, that have been prefixed: unfeared, unliked, unloved.

    Do Language Universals Exist?

  • Thus, it was relevant that you can say "unfrightened" and "unconfused", suggesting that these are adjectives, but you can't say "unfeared" or "unliked", suggesting that these are participles, not adjectives.

    Confusing verbs

  • That is, English doesn't have the words unfeared or unliked.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • While I agree that these words sound odd, a quick Google search shows that unfeared and unliked are actually pretty common.

    Do Language Universals Exist?

  • That is, English doesn't have the words unfeared or unliked.

    Do Language Universals Exist?

  • Then you give examples of adjectives, not verbs, that have been prefixed: unfeared, unliked, unloved.

    Confusing verbs

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