Definition of intrepid in English:

intrepid

adjective

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

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

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

Pronunciation

intrepid

/inˈtrepəd//ɪnˈtrɛpəd/