Simple Definition of courage
: the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous
Full Definition of courage
: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty
Examples of courage in a sentence
Sometimes when I debate whether to risk my individuality or conform, the memory of my son's picture brings me courage. —Sue Monk Kidd, Reader's Digest, August 1990
But as long as your courage holds out you may as well go right ahead making a fool of yourself. All brave men are fools. —Robert Frost, 17 Apr. 1915, in Selected Letters of Robert Frost , 1964
Eunice Kennedy Shriver … didn't buy into the propaganda of her day that women had to be soft and submissive. That took courage back then, because she grew up in a family that expected a lot from the boys and very little from the girls. —Maria Shriver, Time, 26 Oct. 2009
She has the courage to support unpopular causes.
It takes courage to stand up for your rights.
Origin of courage
Middle English corage, from Anglo-French curage, from quer, coer heart, from Latin cor — more at heart
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of courage
COURAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of courage for Students
: the ability to meet danger and difficulties with firmness
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