dauntless

A dauntless person is someone who isn't easily frightened or intimidated. If your dance moves bring to mind a marionette being jerked around by a five-year-old but you jump on the dance floor anyway, you could be considered dauntless.

The adjective dauntless is a variant of the noun daunt, which means "to intimidate or cause fear." Both words are related to another family of "D" words — dominate, domestic, domain. They all go back to the Latin root domare, which means "to tame." If you're dauntless, it means you're like a tiger or a wild horse — you can't be dominated or tamed.

Definitions of dauntless
  1. adjective
    invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    synonyms: audacious, brave, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing
    bold
    fearless and daring
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