Do you love the thrill of a terrifying rollercoaster or the risky challenge of doing dangerous tricks on your skateboard? Then you're a daredevil, someone who is recklessly adventurous.

A daredevil loves adventure and excitement and tends not to think much about the safety or wisdom of their actions. The man who walked on a wire between the towers of the World Trade Center was a daredevil, and the woman who was the first to ride a barrel over Niagara Falls was also a daredevil. This word is also used as another name for a stunt performer who attempts risky tricks in front of a live audience.

Definitions of daredevil

n a reckless impetuous irresponsible person

harum-scarum, hothead, lunatic, madcap, swashbuckler
a reckless and impetuous person
Type of:
adventurer, venturer
a person who enjoys taking risks

adj presumptuously daring

“a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff”
fearless and daring

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