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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

    A Native American warrior.

    Synonyms:
    resilient, courageous, doughty, stalwart

    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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    super fellows who r always joking

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    when someone is bold

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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

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How to use brave in a sentence?

  1. Kelsey Richard:

    You don’t hear about stuff like this, it’s amazing how brave and everything he was. Calm, collected, he saved their life. He’s a hero.

  2. Claudia Calderon:

    I was able to make my time in prison brave and productive, without a consultant I would have had no idea what I was facing or what I was doing.

  3. Douglas MacArthur:

    Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.

  4. Frances Rodman:

    Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    Job number one is for us to bring back, first, all American personnel ... But second, all of the brave Afghans who helped our military, they have to be provided an exit to come to America.


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