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Synonyms for brave
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brave(noun)

    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. brave(adj)

    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, courageous(adj)

    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, unfearing(adj)

    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, gay(verb)

    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 out(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. brave(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    resilient, doughty, courageous, stalwart

    Antonyms:
    cowardly, mean, fearful, weak

  2. brave(adjective)

    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

Editors Contribution

  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. brave(a.)

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

  2. brave(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Rare.] bully, hector, blusterer

  3. brave(n.)

    Synonyms:
    indian warrior

  4. brave(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    defy, dare, challenge, set at defiance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. brave(a)

    Synonyms:
    intrepid, courageous, valiant, daring, bold, valorous, chivalrous, fearless, adventurous, dauntless, doughty, gallant, heroic, mettlesome, undaunted, venturesome, lion-hearted, manly, unafraid, plucky, showy, effective, striking

    Antonyms:
    craven, timorous, cowardly, recreant, pusillanimous, cowardly

  2. brave(v)

    Synonyms:
    defy, dare, beard

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How to use brave in a sentence?

  1. President Trump:

    I want to ask you, with my heart in my hand, that every time you hear an aggressive or denigrating expression, remember that there, in Mexico, you are the heroes of the country, the brave, the enterprising, the generous, those who dared to cross the border to give their family a better future.

  2. Hajj Jawad al-Tulaibawi:

    We say to Abadi... he who leads needs to have a strong heart and be brave, if he can't, he should leave.

  3. Stuart Murray:

    Mills' was a brave move but maybe foolhardy. And shareholders paid the price of it.

  4. Robert F. Kennedy:

    Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.

  5. Fox News:

    Everyone’s been saying it’s so brave of ABC to cancel their biggest hit show, but the bold move was actually putting this lady Hitler chef back on the air in the first place.


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