Definition of intrepid in English:

intrepid

adjective

  • Fearless; adventurous (often used for rhetorical or humorous effect)

    ‘our intrepid reporter’
    • ‘An intrepid group are set to take to the highways and byways of the county as part of a fundraising drive for cancer research.’
    • ‘Luckily, we have some brave and intrepid reviewers who are willing to take a stand.’
    • ‘These intrepid adventurers deserved to have their story told, and it is told well.’
    • ‘Do you think this theatre will still be here in another hundred years, asks our intrepid reporter?’
    • ‘There are several voicesets to choose from for your intrepid band of adventurers.’
    • ‘Having cycled into work, the intrepid reporter decided he needed a shower.’
    • ‘The intrepid traveller also draws inspiration from the Tibetans themselves.’
    • ‘Company registration is just one part in the sorry obstacle course that has to be overcome by the intrepid investor.’
    • ‘A team of intrepid roller skaters aim to cover 1,500 miles across Europe in aid of a bone marrow charity.’
    • ‘The intrepid devotee, who is half English and half Portugese, is based at the One in Christ convent in the Irish town of Cork.’
    • ‘Slow service certainly does not appeal to this intrepid snacker.’
    • ‘Nothing was different except for a large mousehole shape gap in the bottom of the awning where the intrepid explorer had made his escape.’
    • ‘In all, the intrepid party of four men and two women will be swimming about 10 miles, walking and camping in between.’
    • ‘Look around and find a place to go chat with some other intrepid young adventurers.’
    • ‘The intrepid adventurer has only sailed once in his life, on a short trip around the Greek Islands 22 years ago.’
    • ‘An intrepid adventurer will persist all the way to the end of the line.’
    • ‘I see an intrepid adventurer plodding blindly through a world of booby traps, goblins, jesters and dragons.’
    • ‘Maybe a councillor could take up my challenge with one of your intrepid reporters too.’
    • ‘These characters who survive adversity through their imaginations and intrepid spirit.’
    • ‘The pay and fringe benefits will be few, but at least intrepid plumbers and joiners will have tales to tell their grandchildren.’
    fearless, unafraid, undaunted, dauntless, undismayed, unalarmed, unflinching, unshrinking, unblenching, unabashed, bold, daring, audacious, adventurous, dashing, heroic, dynamic, spirited, mettlesome, confident, indomitable
    brave, courageous, valiant, valorous, stout-hearted, lionhearted, stalwart, plucky
    gutsy, spunky, game, ballsy, go-ahead, have-a-go
    doughty
    venturous
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Origin

Late 17th century: from French intrépide or Latin intrepidus, from in- not + trepidus alarmed.

Pronunciation:

intrepid

/inˈtrepəd/