Word of the Day :

dauntless :


adjectiveresolute especially in the face of danger or difficulty : fearlessundaunted 

The rescuers were dauntlessbattlingcoldwind, and fatigue to reach the injured mountain climbers

“In recent years Scandinavian centralbankers have shown the samedauntless appetite for explorationthat once saw Nordic ships fan out across the globe.” — FinancialTimesApril 9, 2015

Did you know?
The history of the world is peopledwith dauntless men and women who refused to be subdued or “tamed” by fear. The word dauntless can be traced back to Latin domaremeaning “to tame” or “to subdue.” When our verb daunt (a domaredescendant borrowed by way of Anglo-French) was first used in the 14th century, it shared thesemeanings. The now-obsolete “tame” sense referred to the taming or breaking of wild animalsparticularlyhorses: an undaunted horse was an unbroken horse. Not until the late16th century did we use undauntedwith the meaning “undiscouragedand courageously resolute” to describe people. By thensuchlionhearted souls could also be described as undauntable, and finally, in Henry VI, Part 3, Shakespeare gave us dauntless.


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