What does daredevil mean?

Definitions for daredevilˈdɛərˌdɛv əl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word daredevil.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. daredevil, madcap, hothead, swashbuckler, lunatic, harum-scarum(adj)

    a reckless impetuous irresponsible person

  2. daredevil, temerarious(adj)

    presumptuously daring

    "a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff"


  1. daredevil(Noun)

    A person who risks life and limb for a living, or to be seen

    Even as a youngster, Steven was a bit of a daredevil riding up homemade wooden ramps on his BMX.

  2. daredevil(Adjective)

    recklessly bold; adventurous

    The climatic scene of Rebel without a Cause is the group of very daredevil teens playing chicken.


  1. Daredevil

    Daredevil is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, with an unspecified amount of input from Jack Kirby, and first appeared in Daredevil #1. Living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, Matt Murdock is blinded by a radioactive substance that falls from an oncoming vehicle. While he no longer can see, the radioactive exposure heightens his remaining senses beyond normal human ability. His father, a boxer named Jack Murdock, supports him as he grows up, though Jack is later killed by gangsters after refusing to throw a fight. After donning a yellow and black, and later a dark red, costume, Matt seeks out revenge against his father's killers as the superhero Daredevil, fighting against his many enemies including Bullseye and the Kingpin. Daredevil's nickname is "the Man Without Fear". Although Daredevil had been home to the work of comic-book artists such as Everett, Kirby, Wally Wood, John Romita, Sr., and Gene Colan, among others. Frank Miller's influential tenure on the title in the early 1980s cemented the character as a popular and influential part of the Marvel Universe. Daredevil has since appeared in many various forms of media including several animated series, video games, merchandise, and a 2003 feature-length film.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of daredevil in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of daredevil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ian Honnor:

    He'd wanted to do it for many years and his wife wouldn't let him, he would class himself as a bit of a daredevil.

  2. Ian Honnor:

    He would class himself as a bit of a daredevil, he did a gliding session when he was 90, but he's never done anything of this nature.

  3. Aaron Sagers of Blastr.com:

    ' Marvel's Daredevil' was a large step forward with its street-level storytelling, gritty violence, and heretofore unseen brutality( in the Marvel universe), but' Jessica Jones' raises the bar even higher and will be regarded as the best thing Marvel has done.

  4. Chika Onuegbu:

    "Courage is not just about bravery. It is also about integrity and persistence to do the right thing against all odds and in the midst of danger. It is not the bravery of a criminal to execute heinous crimes such as suicide bombing, or daredevil armed robbery etc. It is therefore important to point out that the courage we are talking about here is moral courage, which has been described as the essence of leadership." Chika Onuegbu in his 2016 paper titled "The Courage to Stand For Students Union" presented to the Students Union Government of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.

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