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courageous Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
    • Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville
    • a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth
    • set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory

Cour*a"geous adjective
F. courageux.
  1. Possessing, or characterized by, courage; brave; bold.
    With this victory, the women became most courageous and proud, and the men waxed . . . fearful and desperate. Stow.
    Syn. -- Gallant; brave; bold; daring; valiant; valorous; heroic; intrepid; fearless; hardy; stout; adventurous; enterprising. See Gallant.

Webster 1913