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Brave and willing to take risks - thesaurus

Synonyms

brave

adjective

capable of dealing with danger or pain, without seeming to be frightened

bold

adjective

confident and not afraid of people

heroic

adjective

very brave and deserving admiration

courageous

adjective

very brave and determined

daring

adjective

brave enough to do dangerous things

fearless

adjective

showing approval not afraid of anyone or anything. This word shows that you admire people like this.

plucky

adjective

brave and determined, especially when success is unlikely

audacious

adjective

done with extreme confidence, despite difficulties, risks, or the negative attitudes of other people

undaunted

adjective

determined and not afraid to continue doing something, even though it might be difficult

nerveless

adjective

someone who is nerveless does not become afraid or upset in difficult situations

entrepreneurial

adjective

willing to work hard and take risks in order to build up a business

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adventurous

adjective

keen to try new or exciting things

audacious

adjective

used about people

ballsy

adjective

impolite brave and confident

Boys’ Own

adjective

British brave and involved in exciting and dangerous experiences

brave

adjective

used about someone’s behaviour

brave

adjective

used about a child who tries hard not to show that they are frightened or feeling pain

buccaneering

adjective

brave and willing to take risks, even if this involves doing things that many people would not approve of

dauntless

adjective

mainly literary never frightened or worried even by very difficult or dangerous things

do-or-die

adjective

willing to take great risks in order to achieve something

doughty

adjective

mainly journalism determined and not easily frightened

gallant

adjective

literary brave

gutsy

adjective

informal brave and determined

hard

adjective

strong and not easily frightened

intrepid

adjective

mainly literary not afraid to do dangerous things

lion-hearted

adjective

literary extremely brave

manfully

adverb

in a brave and strong way

manly

adjective

typical of the way that a man is traditionally expected to behave, especially by being strong and brave

noble

adjective

behaving in an honest and brave way that other people admire

spunky

adjective

informal a spunky person is lively, determined, and brave

unafraid

adjective

formal not frightened

valiant

adjective

mainly literary very brave and determined, especially in a difficult situation

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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