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valiant

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adjective val·iant \ˈval-yənt\

Simple Definition of valiant

  • : having or showing courage : very brave or courageous

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of valiant

  1. 1 :  possessing or acting with bravery or boldness :  courageous <valiant soldiers>

  2. 2 :  marked by, exhibiting, or carried out with courage or determination :  heroic <valiant feats>

valiantly adverb
valiantness noun

Examples of valiant in a sentence

  1. She died last year after a valiant battle with cancer.

  2. Despite their valiant efforts, they lost the game.

  3. She made a valiant attempt to fix the problem.



Origin of valiant

Middle English vailant, valiant, from Anglo-French vaillant worthy, strong, courageous, from present participle of valer to be of worth, from Latin valēre to be strong — more at wield


First Known Use: 14th century


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valiant

noun val·iant

Definition of valiant

  1. :  a valiant person



1589

First Known Use of valiant

1589


VALIANT Defined for Kids

valiant

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adjective val·iant \ˈval-yənt\

Definition of valiant for Students

  1. 1 :  boldly brave <valiant knights>

  2. 2 :  done with courage :  heroic

valiantly adverb <“… his house was invaded by a hundred spirits. He valiantly seized a broom to fight them off …” — Lloyd Alexander, Time Cat>




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