valorous

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adjective val·or·ous \ˈva-lə-rəs\

Definition of valorous

  1. :  valiant

valorously

adverb

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Examples of valorous in a Sentence

  1. valorous deeds that will be long remembered

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If you are boldly seeking synonyms for "valorous," consider "courageous," "intrepid," "dauntless," "bold," or just plain "brave" - all of which mean "having or showing no fear when faced with danger or difficulty." "Brave" is the most straightforward of these, implying lack of fear in alarming or difficult circumstances. "Courageous" carries a sense of stout-hearted resolution in the face of danger, while "intrepid" suggests downright daring in confronting peril. "Dauntless" suggests determination and resolution despite danger. "Bold" typically indicates a forward or defiant tendency to thrust oneself into dangerous situations. "Valorous," which comes from Middle English valour, meaning "worth, worthiness, or bravery," suggests illustrious bravery and sometimes has an archaic or romantic ring.

Origin and Etymology of valorous

valor + -ous, after Medieval French valeureux or Medieval Latin valōrōsus


VALOROUS Defined for Kids

valorous

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adjective val·or·ous \ˈva-lə-rəs\

Definition of valorous for Students

  1. :  having or showing courage :  brave valorous knights

valorously

adverb


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