courageous

[ kuh-rey-juh s ]
/ kəˈreɪ dʒəs /

adjective

possessing or characterized by courage; brave: a courageous speech against the dictator.

Origin of courageous

1250–1300; Middle English corageous < Anglo-French curajous, Old French corageus, equivalent to corage courage + -eus -eous
Related forms

Synonym study

See brave.
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courageous

/ (kəˈreɪdʒəs) /

adjective

possessing or expressing courage
Derived Formscourageously, adverbcourageousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for courageous

courageous


adj.

late 13c., from Anglo-French corageous, Old French corageus (12c., Modern French courageux), from corage (see courage). Related: Courageously; courageousness.

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