What does the word intrepidity mean?

Usage examples for intrepidity

  1. Martial virtues must be the enduring cement; intrepidity, contempt of softness, surrender of private interest, obedience to command, must still remain the rock upon which states are built- unless, indeed, we wish for dangerous reactions against commonwealths fit only for contempt, and liable to invite attack whenever a centre of crystallization for military- minded enterprise gets formed anywhere in their neighborhood." – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  2. With the violation of the secresy of her flight she had lost her initiative and her intrepidity. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. The guide regarded him with amazement, and said:-" I am indeed astonished at the intrepidity and valor that has been displayed." – Persian Literature, Volume 1,Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan by Anonymous