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An intrepid person or act is characterized by fearlessness and resolve, especially in the face of fear or danger. It also implies a strong sense of adventure and a lack of trepidation when it comes to the unknown, which is why it is often used in relation to explorers or pioneers. Has strong positive connotations.
Despite the dangers involved, the intrepid correspondent provided a live TV report from the front lines of the warzone.
The soldier carried a wounded colleague to safety while under heavy fire. He was awarded a medal for his gallantry and intrepidity.
The explorer intrepidly set out to map the previously undiscovered region that was infamous for its inhospitable climate.