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Synonyms for courageous
kəˈreɪ dʒəscoura·geous

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Wiktionary

  1. courageousadjective

    Synonyms:
    bold, heroic, hardy, valorous, brave

  2. courageousadjective

    Of a person, displaying or possessing courage.

    the most courageous man I have ever met

    Synonyms:
    heroic, bold, hardy, brave, valorous

  3. courageousadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. courageousadjective

    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. courageousadjective

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "courageous":

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

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How to use courageous in a sentence?

  1. Michael Flynn:

    [Gabbard] has taken a very courageous stand in a party that just refuses to face reality.

  2. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    It takes courage to take risks. Yes! until and unless you are courageous you cannot and will not dare to take risks. Now, that is to say, whoever that is reluctant to take risks is a coward. So come on, don't be a coward. Rather, dare to take risks. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Pope Francis:

    I am in God's hands, am I afraid ? You know that I have a defect, a nice of dose of being careless. If anything should happen to me, I have told the Lord, I ask you only to give me the grace that it doesn't hurt because I am not courageous when confronted with pain. I am very timid.

  4. Jan Smuts:

    When in doubt, do the courageous thing.

  5. Jerome Seymour Bruner:

    The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion-these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness.

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