courageous


cou·ra·geous

adjective \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

Related to COURAGEOUS

Synonyms
bold, brave, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, gutty, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, manful, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, undauntable, undaunted, valiant, valorous
Antonyms
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

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