Definition of daredevil in English:

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daredevil

Pronunciation: /ˈderˌdevəl/

noun

A reckless person who enjoys doing dangerous things.
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
thrill-seeker, adventurer, madcap, exhibitionist, swashbuckler;
informal show-off

adjective

[attributive]
Reckless and daring.
Example sentences
  • 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, audacious, intrepid, fearless, madcap, dauntless;

Derivatives

daredevilry

Pronunciation: /-rē/
noun
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: dare·dev·il

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