Definition of daredevil in English:

daredevil

Line breaks: dare|devil
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛːdɛv(ə)l
 
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noun

A reckless person who enjoys doing dangerous things: spectators watched in horror as the nineteen-year-old daredevil smashed into the ground
More example sentences
  • The helicopter crews are not daredevils, indifferent to danger.
  • Before the train comes to a stop, the youthful daredevils jump down the moving train in reckless abandon in a stunt termed ‘istaff’.
  • Herzog states often that his movies are not crafted on the backs of daredevils or those with a reckless disregard for human safety.
Synonyms
madcap, hothead, adventurer, exhibitionist, swashbuckler; stuntman; Britishtearaway
informal show-off, showboat
dated desperado

adjective

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Reckless and daring: a daredevil skydiver
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  • On the promotion campaign across 11 cities, the Dew Adventure Games with daredevil feats by international skate boarders and BMX bike riders drew huge crowds.
  • To effect this he adopts the role of a foppish member of English society to deter suspicion, while his real, heroic identity is that of the ‘Scarlet Pimpernel’, daredevil adventurer.
  • Just like in the original film, Minis are the stars of the show performing daredevil stunts and breathtaking car chases.
Synonyms
daring, bold, adventurous, madcap, hot-headed, audacious, courageous, brave, intrepid, fearless, death-or-glory, undaunted, dauntless, heedless; reckless, rash, hasty, impulsive, precipitous, impetuous, wild, desperate, foolhardy, incautious, imprudent, ill-advised, hare-brained; Britishtearaway
informal harum-scarum, bull-in-a-china-shop

Derivatives

daredevilry

noun
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  • BOLLYWOOD ACTION hero Akshay Kumar alias Rajiv Bhatia who is well-known not only for his debonair looks but also for his daredevilry and death-defying stunts on the silver screen was in Delhi on Monday.
  • It is slated to be a wacky contest and the combatants have been asked to perform professional stunts that have a ‘fair amount of daredevilry thrown in for the gasp and sigh quotient.’
  • But, remember that the clincher in selecting the winners would be that spark of daredevilry that exemplifies the channel's spirit of action and adventurous.

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