The opposite of wiwo ‘ole is wiwo: 1. Fearful, bashful, modest, afraid, timid, shy. The only difference is the ‘ole. It is the same ‘ole that appears in ‘a‘ole for “no”. In other words, when you add the suffix ‘ole, it negates the word. So wiwo means fearful, bashful, modest, afraid, timid, shy, wiwo ‘ole means fearless, bold, courageous.
Yes, this is the same word that appears in the ‘ohana name of Braddah Iz: Kamakawiwo‘ole.
ka – the
maka – face or eyes
wiwo ‘ole – fearless
In translating most Hawaiian names or phrases, after the determiner or kaʻi (in this case, “the”) we begin the English translation “backwards”: the fearless eyes or the fearless face.
Hana wiwo ‘ole – bold or brave deed, adventure
mea wiwo ‘ole – adventurer
He kanaka wiwo ‘ole ‘o ia – She is a fearless person
Ua ‘ike ‘ia ka hana wiwo ‘ole – The brave deed was observed
There are other words with similar meanings, such as koa (synonymous with warrior, for their fearlessness) and maka‘u ‘ole (like wiwo, maka‘u means afraid or fearful). Mai maka‘u i ka hana, maka‘u i ka moloä-Don’t fear work, fear laziness.