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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
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adverb + (adj.)intrepid but, most
(adj.)intrepid + noun adventurer, backpacker, band, captain, correspondent, crew, explorer, gardener, girl, guide, hero, hiker, hunter, journalist, observer, photographer, reporter, rider, sedan, soul, spirit, tourist, travel, traveler, vacationer, vision, visitor, volunteer [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivations: intrepidly (adv.), intrepidity (n.), intrepidness (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
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.