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