Intrepidity vs Pluck - What's the difference?

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Intrepidity is a related term of pluck.

As nouns the difference between intrepidity and pluck

is that intrepidity is the quality of being intrepid; bravery while pluck is an instance of plucking.

As a verb pluck is

(lb) to pull something sharply; to pull something out.




  • The quality of being intrepid; bravery.
  • *1877 , , page 11
  • which involve the sharpest hazards to life and honour and the highest instant decisions and intrepidities of action.


    * (bravery) boldness, braveness, bravery, fearlessness, fortitude, intrepidness, undauntedness, valour




  • (lb) To pull something sharply; to pull something out
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  • *1900 , , Ch.I:
  • *:The girl stooped to pluck a rose, and as she bent over it, her profile was clearly outlined.
  • To gently play a single string, e.g. on a guitar, violin etc.
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  • (lb) To remove feathers from a bird.
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  • *:Molly the dairymaid came a little way from the rickyard, and said she would pluck the pigeon that very night after work. She was always ready to do anything for us boys; and we could never quite make out why they scolded her so for an idle hussy indoors. It seemed so unjust.
  • (lb) To rob, fleece, steal forcibly
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  • (lb) To play a string instrument pizzicato
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  • (lb) To pull or twitch sharply.
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  • To reject at an examination for degrees.
  • *1847 , , (Jane Eyre)
  • *:He went to college, and he got— plucked , I think they call it: and then his uncles wanted him to be a barrister, and study the law.
  • Derived terms

    * plucker * plucking * pluck up


  • An instance of plucking
  • ''Those tiny birds are hardly worth the tedious pluck
  • The lungs, heart with trachea and often oesophagus removed from slaughtered animals.
  • Guts, nerve, fortitude or persistence.
  • He didn't get far with the attempt, but you have to admire his pluck .

    Derived terms

    * plucky


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