Word of the Day: Intrepid

Considering the significance of today (Veteran’s Day), I thought the following word was apropos. It’s also a word from my NaNoWriMo novel. 🙂

in·trep·id adjective \in-ˈtre-pəd\: feeling no fear; very bold or brave.

Full Definition of INTREPID

: characterized by resolute fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance <an intrepid explorer>
in·tre·pid·i·ty\ˌin-trə-ˈpi-də-tē\noun
in·trep·id·ly\in-ˈtre-pəd-lē\adverb
in·trep·id·ness noun

Origin of INTREPID

Latin intrepidus, from in- + trepidus alarmed — more at trepidation

First Known Use: 1680
Synonyms
bold, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, gutty, heroic (also heroical), brave, lionhearted, manful, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, undauntable, undaunted, valiant, valorous
Antonyms
chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, coward, cowardly, craven, dastardly, fainthearted, fearful, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered [archaic], nerveless, poltroon, poor-spirited, pusillanimous, spineless, spiritless, timorous, uncourageous, ungallant, unheroic, weakhearted, yellow

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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