V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: not vulnerable to fear or intimidation

Synonyms: fearless, undaunted, perseverant, persistent, brave, courageous, bold, daring, heroic

Antonyms: fearful, timid, cowardly

Tips: A related word, which has the same root as intrepid, is trepidation. Trepidation means "fear or apprehension." When you add the negative prefix in-, "not" to trepid, intrepid means "having no trepidation; bold and fearless." You will often hear journalists, who are out in the field, covering wars and other dangerous stories, characterized as "intrepid."

Usage Examples:

Achilles was a brilliant and intrepid warrior. (brave, heroic, daring)

The intrepid reporter did not let fear of retribution stand in the way of delivering a story she believed would improve people's lives. (courageous, bold)

After the market crash, only a handful of intrepid investors put money in tech-stocks. (undaunted, bold)

The intrepid journalist often reported from deep in the war zone, but never seemed afraid for her life. (fearless, perseverant)

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