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Synonyms for brave
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Wiktionary

  1. braveadjective

    Synonyms:
    resilient, doughty, courageous, stalwart

    Antonyms:
    cowardly, mean, fearful, weak

  2. braveadjective

    Strong in the face of fear; courageous.

    Synonyms:
    stalwart, doughty, courageous, resilient

    Antonyms:
    mean, cowardly, weak, fearful

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. brave

    The adventurous man goes in quest of danger; the bold man stands out and faces danger or censure; the brave man combines confidence with resolution in presence of danger; the chivalrous man puts himself in peril for others' protection. The daring step out to defy danger; the dauntless will not flinch before anything that may come to them; the doughty will give and take limitless hard knocks. The adventurous find something romantic in dangerous enterprises; the venturesome may be simply heedless, reckless, or ignorant. All great explorers have been adventurous; children, fools, and criminals are venturesome. The fearless and intrepid possess unshaken nerves in any place of danger. Courageous is more than brave, adding a moral element: the courageous man steadily encounters perils to which he may be keenly sensitive, at the call of duty; the gallant are brave in a dashing, showy, and splendid way; the valiant not only dare great dangers, but achieve great results; the heroic are nobly daring and dauntless, truly chivalrous, sublimely courageous. Compare FORTITUDE.

    Synonyms:
    adventurous, bold, chivalric, chivalrous, courageous, daring, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, heroic, intrepid, undaunted, undismayed, valiant, venturesome

    Antonyms:
    afraid, cowardly, cringing, faint-hearted, fearful, frightened, pusillanimous, shrinking, timid, timorous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bravenoun

    a North American Indian warrior

    Antonyms:
    cautious, timid, colorless, fearful, chicken, yellow-bellied, unmanly, poor-spirited, poltroon, craven, yellow, pusillanimous, fainthearted, dastardly, colourless, white-livered, faint-hearted, funky, caitiff, faint, chickenhearted, recreant, dastard(a), cowardly, lily-livered

  2. braveadjective

    people who are brave

    "the home of the free and the brave"

    Antonyms:
    cautious, timid, fainthearted, colorless, faint-hearted, colourless, yellow, chicken, funky, craven, white-livered, yellow-bellied, dastard(a), unmanly, fearful, cowardly, dastardly, recreant, faint, lily-livered, caitiff, poltroon, chickenhearted, poor-spirited, pusillanimous

  3. brave, courageousadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    hardy, dauntless, courageous, gay, intrepid, unfearing, fearless, braw, audacious

    Antonyms:
    cautious, timid, poltroon, colorless, fainthearted, recreant, dastard(a), colourless, dastardly, poor-spirited, craven, yellow, chicken, lily-livered, funky, fearful, yellow-bellied, pusillanimous, cowardly, caitiff, white-livered, faint, unmanly, faint-hearted, chickenhearted

  4. audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearingadjective

    invulnerable to fear or intimidation

    "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"

    Synonyms:
    unfearing, venturous, intrepid, courageous, bald-faced, bodacious, braw, unafraid(p), barefaced, brassy, stout, brazen-faced, gay, daring, sturdy, venturesome, insolent, stalwart, fearless, hardy, dauntless, audacious, brazen

    Antonyms:
    timid, cautious, dastardly, cowardly, chicken, pusillanimous, colourless, fainthearted, yellow-bellied, fearful, faint, poltroon, yellow, dastard(a), poor-spirited, colorless, chickenhearted, recreant, white-livered, lily-livered, caitiff, unmanly, craven, faint-hearted, funky

  5. brave, braw, gayverb

    brightly colored and showy

    "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"; "`braw' is a Scottish word"; "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage"

    Synonyms:
    unfearing, intrepid, jocund, jovial, festive, courageous, homophile(a), braw, sunny, gay, audacious, cheery, mirthful, merry, fearless, hardy, dauntless, festal, jolly

    Antonyms:
    cautious, timid, recreant, faint-hearted, colorless, dastardly, funky, colourless, poltroon, chicken, yellow, lily-livered, yellow-bellied, dastard(a), white-livered, craven, pusillanimous, caitiff, chickenhearted, fainthearted, unmanly, poor-spirited, cowardly, faint, fearful

  6. weather, endure, brave, brave outverb

    face and withstand with courage

    "She braved the elements"

    Synonyms:
    go, live, put up, stand, last, brave out, support, hold up, hold out, persist, stomach, digest, suffer, live on, brook, prevail, stick out, run, tolerate, wear, endure, survive, bear, abide, weather, die hard

    Antonyms:
    timid, cautious, faint-hearted, cowardly, unmanly, chickenhearted, caitiff, faint, yellow-bellied, poltroon, white-livered, lily-livered, colourless, colorless, recreant, chicken, craven, poor-spirited, dastard(a), pusillanimous, fearful, yellow, fainthearted, funky, dastardly

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  1. bloomingdale's

    super fellows who r always joking

    anand is a bloomingdales fellow

    Submitted by 6a222021 on August 11, 2020  
  2. brazer

    when someone is bold

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  
  3. ruby bridges

    she was brave my going into an all-white school.

    "ruby, you are so brave"

    Submitted by enewell on October 10, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. braveadjective

    Synonyms:
    fearless (from temperament), COURAGEOUS, intrepid, daring, undaunted, dauntless, valiant, bold, chivalrous, chivalric, gallant, valorous, doughty, heroic, spartan, lion-hearted

  2. bravenoun

    Synonyms:
    [Rare.] bully, hector, blusterer

  3. bravenoun

    Synonyms:
    indian warrior

  4. braveverb

    Synonyms:
    defy, dare, challenge, set at defiance

How to pronounce brave?

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Indian

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How to use brave in a sentence?

  1. Barack Obama:

    Two brave men won't be going home to their loved ones tonight, and for that, there is no justification, the officers who serve and protect our communities risk their own safety for ours every single day - and they deserve our respect and gratitude every single day.

  2. Dr Silas Stone:

    ... What you can do now, Victor. Your physical strength is just the tip of the iceberg. The tip of the tip. In a world of ones and zeroes, you are the absolute master. No firewall can stop you. No encryption can defy you. We're all at your mercy, Vic. From our power grids to our telecommunications, everyone's lives are controlled and dominated by complex digital networks that will bend, without effort, to your will. The fate of the world will literally rest in your hands. Its entire nuclear arsenal, you could launch with a thought. The world's monetary systems and its complex interactions will seem as easy to manipulate for you as a child's plaything. The question-- No, the challenge... Won't be doing it. It will be not doing. Not seeing. It is the burden of this responsibility that will define you and who you choose to be. Victor... Victor, these are the words and deductions of a scientist. That's how I've been speaking to you. Now... Let me speak to you from my heart, not as a scientist. As a father, --your father, twice over. I brought you into the world, and back to it. You can't imagine how proud I am of who you are. Always have been. So many years with you I wasted. So many wrongs I've left un-righted. Everything breaks, Victor. Everything changes. The world is hurt. Broken. Unexchangable. But the world's not fixed in the past, only the future. The not yet. The now. The now is you. Now. Now's your time, Victor, to rise. Do this. Be this. The man I never was. The hero you are. Take your place among the brave ones. The ones that were, that are, that are yet to be. It's time you stand, fight, discover, heal, love, win. The time... is now.

  3. Donald Trump:

    It's actually very brave.

  4. Mike Berry:

    At a time when our nation is hurting and many feel hopeless, why on earth would Mikey Weinstein attack prayer? america has the strongest military in history, but our brave service members are not immune to the havoc COVID-19 has wreaked.

  5. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno:

    Sgt. Sullivan dedicated his life in brave service to his country.

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