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


Rhymes with COURAGEOUS


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