unfearing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ fearing

Adjective[edit]

unfearing (comparative more unfearing, superlative most unfearing)

  1. Without fearing.
    • 1850, Edward Livermore, Phebe, The Blackberry Girl[1]:
      The little Dog learned, without more ado, And soon could sit upright and walk upright too; In deepest waters unfearing could spring, And whatever was lost could speedily bring.
    • 1901, Conrad Hjalmar Nordby, The Influence of Old Norse Literature on English Literature[2]:
      I feel that these old Northmen were looking into Nature with open eye and soul: most earnest, honest; childlike, and yet manlike; with a great-hearted simplicity and depth and freshness, in a true, loving, admiring, unfearing way.