Definition of unafraid in US English:



  • predicative Feeling no fear or anxiety.

    ‘she was calm and unafraid’
    • ‘It is not a matter of being unafraid, but of keeping fear under control.’
    • ‘She is also unafraid of speaking out on her favourite causes.’
    • ‘An ideal partner would be stable and quietly confident, unafraid to let them feel liberated in lifestyle and conduct.’
    • ‘Lovers of the team and the game and unafraid of admiring the opposition.’
    • ‘He believes, for a start, that it should be unafraid of adopting a risk culture, though so did his predecessor Robert Crawford.’
    • ‘But the appointment would court controversy, as Maxwell Davies has proved unafraid to speak his mind.’
    • ‘But are people really unafraid, and is fear such a bad thing to admit to?’
    • ‘Be fearless and unafraid because really, you're only going to meet yourself.’
    • ‘I love Lynne, confident, unafraid of confrontation but apologetic.’
    • ‘While he is unafraid to confront the toughest issues, there appears a dangerous streak of romantic illusion in his thinking.’
    • ‘Henderson faces war like Horatio on the bridge, unflinching and unafraid to deal with the consequences of violence.’
    • ‘By that time, says Mr Brennan, he is contemptuous of the criminal justice system and unafraid of the sanctions it imposes.’
    • ‘Yet similar themes recur - Barker is a fearless writer, unafraid to return to business she feels is unfinished.’
    • ‘Stone and Parker are unafraid of lampooning both paranoid megalomania and the inane platitudes of Hollywood superstars.’
    • ‘This is big, confident, grown-up film-making, unafraid of becoming ridiculous.’
    • ‘Without people of calibre who are unafraid to stand up and be counted, so much of priceless aesthetic value would be lost forever.’
    • ‘Rude, clumsy, offensive and unafraid, and more than willing to throw someone else's judgment of you back at them.’
    • ‘Since man had by now known the taste of being fearless and unafraid.’
    • ‘When people are unafraid to refuse a government thug's demands, something is stirring in the Islamic Republic.’
    • ‘Wells is unafraid to mention his own lack of percipience.’
    undaunted by, unabashed by, unalarmed by
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