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"
Of a person, displaying or possessing courage.
the most courageous man I have ever met
Of an action, that requires courage.
a courageous deed
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use courageous in a sentence?
He's a courageous kid that plays right, he played big tonight, and we needed him to.
These four very courageous women have asked to be here and it was our honor to help them.
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.
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.
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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- храбър, смелBulgarian
- valent, coratjósCatalan, Valencian
- valiente, corajudo, valerosoSpanish
- móruchtúil, misniúilIrish
- misneachail, tapaidhScottish Gaelic
- 용기 있는Korean
- fortis, magnanimus, animosusLatin
- couragéiertLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- drošs, drosmīgsLatvian
- curajos, bravRomanian
- отва́жный, хра́брый, сме́лый, бесстра́шный, бра́вый, отваRussian
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