courageous

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adjective cou·ra·geous \kə-ˈrā-jəs\

Definition of courageous

  1. :  having or characterized by courage :  brave a courageous soldier a courageous decision

courageously

adverb

courageousness

noun

Examples of courageous in a sentence

  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>

Origin and Etymology of courageous

see courage


First Known Use: 14th century


COURAGEOUS Defined for English Language Learners

courageous

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adjective cou·ra·geous \kə-ˈrā-jəs\

Definition of courageous for English Language Learners

  • : very brave : having or showing courage


COURAGEOUS Defined for Kids

courageous

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adjective cou·ra·geous \kə-ˈrā-jəs\

Definition of courageous for Students

  1. :  having or showing the ability to meet danger and difficulties with firmness

courageously

adverb


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