adjective cou·ra·geous \kə-ˈrā-jəs\

: very brave : having or showing courage

Full Definition of COURAGEOUS

:  having or characterized by courage :  brave <a courageous soldier> <a courageous decision>
cou·ra·geous·ly adverb
cou·ra·geous·ness noun

Examples of COURAGEOUS

  1. She was a courageous woman who wasn't afraid to support unpopular causes.
  2. <the courageous decision to quit rather than obey an illegal order>

First Known Use of COURAGEOUS

14th century


bold, brave, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, gutty, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, manful, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, undauntable, undaunted, valiant, valorous
chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, coward, cowardly, craven, dastardly, fainthearted, fearful, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered [archaic], nerveless, poltroon, poor-spirited, pusillanimous, spineless, spiritless, timorous, uncourageous, ungallant, unheroic, weakhearted, yellow

Rhymes with COURAGEOUS

COURAGEOUS Defined for Kids


adjective cou·ra·geous \kə-ˈrā-jəs\

Definition of COURAGEOUS for Kids

:  having or showing the ability to meet danger and difficulties with firmness
cou·ra·geous·ly adverb


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