valorous

play
adjective val·or·ous \ˈva-lə-rəs\

Definition of valorous

  1. :  valiant

valorously

adverb

valorous was our Word of the Day on 01/12/2012. Hear the podcast!

Examples of valorous in a sentence

  1. valorous deeds that will be long remembered

Did You Know?

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


First Known Use: 15th century


VALOROUS Defined for Kids

valorous

play
adjective val·or·ous \ˈva-lə-rəs\

Definition of valorous for Students

  1. :  having or showing courage :  brave valorous knights

valorously

adverb


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up valorous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a favoring of the simplest explanation

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • manet-jeanne-spring
  • Which is a synonym of chaffer?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ