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adjective dough·ty \ˈda-tē\

: brave, strong, and determined


Full Definition of DOUGHTY

:  marked by fearless resolution :  valiant <a doughty warrior>
dough·ti·ly \ˈda-təl-ē\ adverb
dough·ti·ness \ˈda-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of DOUGHTY

  1. <the doughty heroes of old>

Origin of DOUGHTY

Middle English, from Old English dohtig; akin to Old High German toug is useful, Greek teuchein to make
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to DOUGHTY

bold, courageous, dauntless, brave, 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 DOUGHTY


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