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intrepid

in·trep·id

intrepid

 
pronunciation:
ihn tre pihd
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part of speech: adjective
definition: feeling or showing no fear; courageous; bold.
Intrepid members of the resistance forces risked their lives to help political refugees escape.
synonyms:
bold, brave, courageous, doughty, fearless, lionhearted, valorous
antonyms:
afraid, craven, scared
similar words:
adventurous, audacious, daring, dauntless, gallant, game, gutsy, mettlesome, plucky, spunky, stout-hearted, undaunted
derivations: intrepidly (adv.), intrepidity (n.), intrepidness (n.)
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The word intrepid contains the following part:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.