bravery

noun brav·ery \ ˈbrāv-rē , ˈbrā-və- \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of bravery

plural braveries
1 : the quality or state of having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty : the quality or state of being brave : courage
  • showing bravery under fire
2 a : fine clothes
  • wearing their Sunday bravery
b : showy display
  • the streets strewed with flowers and full of pageantry, banners, and bravery
  • —John Evelyn

Examples of bravery in a Sentence

  1. He received a medal for bravery.

  2. children in their Sunday bravery

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Origin and Etymology of bravery

borrowed from Medieval French braverie "bravado, challenge, audacity," from braver "to challenge, flout, 2brave" + -erie -ery


BRAVERY Defined for English Language Learners

bravery

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Definition of bravery for English Language Learners

  • : the quality that allows someone to do things that are dangerous or frightening : the quality or state of being brave


BRAVERY Defined for Kids

bravery

noun brav·ery \ ˈbrā-və-rē , ˈbrāv-rē \

Definition of bravery for Students



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