Synonyms for unfearing
- having nerves of steel
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNFEARING
Eugene Miller had the unfearing frankness of Aristide Pujol.
She looked straightly at him, unfearing his half-expressed thought.
The scalds sing of men who fought as fights a boar at bay in a ring of hounds, unfearing and silent; and so fought we.
Thus he passed quietly to the great beyond, an unfearing cynic to the last hour of his life.
Birds gather it for their nests, and unfearing visitors collect it for cabinets and museums.
Still nothing harmed him: he came drifting back again, the same wayward, unfearing, unhallowed animal.
Her humble heart was touched at the simple, yet unfearing conduct of the child.
Old English fær "calamity, sudden danger, peril," from Proto-Germanic *feraz "danger" (cf. Old Saxon far "ambush," Old Norse far "harm, distress, deception," Dutch gevaar, German Gefahr "danger"), from PIE root *per- "to try, risk, come over, go through" (perhaps connected with Greek peira "trial, attempt, experience," Latin periculum "trial, risk, danger").
Sense of "uneasiness caused by possible danger" developed late 12c. Old English words for "fear" as we now use it were ege, fyrhto; as a verb, ondrædan.