- Displaying disdain or contempt for danger.
1957, William Faulkner, The Town, page 88:
- Not afraid of the extent of hope of which you are capable, but that you—the frail web of bone and flesh snaring that fragile temeritous boundless aspirant sleepless with dream and hope—cannot match it […]
2006, Hugh Conlon, Nine Familiar Fables, page 45:
- The giant sat stalwart and temeritous in his castle.