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Synonyms for courageous
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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, brave, dauntless, gay, intrepid, unfearing, fearless, braw, audacious

Wiktionary

  1. courageous(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    bold, heroic, hardy, valorous, brave

  2. courageous(adjective)

    Of a person, displaying or possessing courage.

    the most courageous man I have ever met

    Synonyms:
    heroic, bold, hardy, brave, valorous

  3. courageous(adjective)

    Of an action, that requires courage.

    a courageous deed

    Synonyms:
    brave, hardy, bold, heroic, valorous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. courageous

    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, brave, chivalric, chivalrous, daring, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, heroic, intrepid, undaunted, undismayed, valiant, venturesome

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. courageous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fearless (from reflection or a sense of duty), BRAVE, gallant, daring, valorous, chivalrous, valiant, bold, heroic, intrepid, dauntless, resolute, hardy, stout, lion-hearted, with a bold front, UP TO THE SCRATCH

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. courageous(a)

    Synonyms:
    intrepid, brave, heroic, gallant, hardy, bold, fearless, valiant, valorous, dauntless, chivalrous, plucky, daring, lion-hearted

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    brave, bold, valiant, daring, audacious, fearless, courage, heroic, gutsy

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How to use courageous in a sentence?

  1. The Cleveland Cavaliers:

    He's a courageous kid that plays right, he played big tonight, and we needed him to.

  2. Donald Trump:

    These four very courageous women have asked to be here and it was our honor to help them.

  3. Jim Tomsula:

    He struck me as a bright guy. He struck me as a fearless guy, he walked away from that to try something new. That's very courageous. It takes a lot of guts but also takes a lot of confidence.

  4. Mitt Romney:

    I have no doubt they are courageous people, but I don't think they're putting the boldest look forward in terms of their graphic identity or their brands.

  5. Diane Black:

    It is a sad day in America when those who harvest the body parts of aborted babies escape consequences for their actions, while the courageous truth-tellers who expose their misdeeds are handed down a politically motivated indictment instead.


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