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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DAREDEVIL

He was a daredevil, who had taken his life in his hands a hundred times.

The audacity of his daredevil recklessness was become a proverb.

There was a daredevil gleam in her lamps which set my carbureter a-splutter.

It was the most marvelous instance of daredevil bravery I ever witnessed.

The latter named them "Daredevil" and "Wildcat," and began to break them.

As he flew by he shouted in his daredevil way, "Here's trouble, cowboys!"

It is necessary to be a daredevil in order to go to the end.

Do you mean to say you really used to do these daredevil feats?

He would no longer be William—the Red Indian, the pirate, the daredevil.

A daredevil, in meeting the fiend, would not shrink from him, but would defy him.

WORD ORIGIN

1794, "recklessly daring person," from dare (v.) + devil (n.). The devil might refer to the person, or the sense might be "one who dares the devil (cf. scarecrow, pickpocket, cutthroat). As an adjective, from 1832.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DAREDEVIL

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nounperson who takes risks
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.