Definition of intrepid in US English:

intrepid

adjective

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

    ‘our intrepid reporter’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Company registration is just one part in the sorry obstacle course that has to be overcome by the intrepid investor.’
    • ‘Having cycled into work, the intrepid reporter decided he needed a shower.’
    • ‘An intrepid adventurer will persist all the way to the end of the line.’
    • ‘The intrepid devotee, who is half English and half Portugese, is based at the One in Christ convent in the Irish town of Cork.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A team of intrepid roller skaters aim to cover 1,500 miles across Europe in aid of a bone marrow charity.’
    • ‘Slow service certainly does not appeal to this intrepid snacker.’
    • ‘An intrepid group are set to take to the highways and byways of the county as part of a fundraising drive for cancer research.’
    • ‘In all, the intrepid party of four men and two women will be swimming about 10 miles, walking and camping in between.’
    • ‘The pay and fringe benefits will be few, but at least intrepid plumbers and joiners will have tales to tell their grandchildren.’
    • ‘These intrepid adventurers deserved to have their story told, and it is told well.’
    • ‘Nothing was different except for a large mousehole shape gap in the bottom of the awning where the intrepid explorer had made his escape.’
    • ‘The intrepid adventurer has only sailed once in his life, on a short trip around the Greek Islands 22 years ago.’
    • ‘The intrepid traveller also draws inspiration from the Tibetans themselves.’
    • ‘Look around and find a place to go chat with some other intrepid young adventurers.’
    • ‘Luckily, we have some brave and intrepid reviewers who are willing to take a stand.’
    • ‘These characters who survive adversity through their imaginations and intrepid spirit.’
    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

/ɪnˈtrɛpəd//inˈtrepəd/