possessing or characterized by courage; brave: a courageous speech against the dictator.
- cou·ra·geous·ly, adverb
- cou·ra·geous·ness, noun
- un·cou·ra·geous, adjective
- un·cou·ra·geous·ly, adverb
- un·cou·ra·geous·ness, noun
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How to use courageous in a sentence
I think Shonda Rhimes, as well as Debbie Allen, who runs Grey’s Anatomy, and Krista Vernoff, who runs Station 19, are unapologetic and courageous in how they tell stories.
San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten likes to talk about the importance of having “courageous conversations” that acknowledge shortcomings.Morning Report: School District Showed Employees How to Permanently Delete Emails | Voice of San Diego | January 25, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Like all other great courageous people—men and women in Yemen and in the region—I am ready to pay the price for freedom and democracy.She Helped Launch Yemen's Revolution. 10 Years On, Tawakkol Karman Still Believes Change Is Possible | Joseph Hincks | January 15, 2021 | Time
He pushed hard to bring jobs and investment to his district, and I will always be grateful for his courageous vote to expand health care for people who need it.
Though Hooven’s voice can be annoyingly sunny at times, the courageous turn this story takes is irresistibly appealing, so find it.Tom of Finland bio reveals dangers of creating erotic art | Terri Schlichenmeyer | December 14, 2020 | Washington Blade
Begich has courageously talked of eliminating the payroll tax cap of around $115,000.
That this unfortunate truth makes the heroic ones fighting courageously there now, the object of a very real fear.
DM: I still think Will Swenson deserves the medal and I think that he acted courageously that day.What Comes After the Medal of Honor: An Interview with Dakota Meyer | Brian Van Reet | May 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Roger and his wife, Chaz, courageously opened up their private lives to our filming as they never have before.‘Life Itself’: An Open Letter From Filmmaker Steve James About His Roger Ebert Documentary | Steve James | December 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sudanese civil-society groups are courageously pressing forward with an agenda for real change.Is Sudan’s Uprising the Beginning of the End of Omar al Bashir? | John Prendergast | September 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
However, he shut his eyes, and courageously gave the accustomed chirp, and Slapover plunged down.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
Very courageously, therefore, she turned a corner and began to thread her way among the crowd.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch | Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
They boldly formed a square, and prepared to defend courageously the precious dept they had under their guard.The Border Rifles | Gustave Aimard
Pensive spread her half-frozen wings, and courageously soared amid the cold and mist.Laboulaye's Fairy Book | Various
But she had indeed been in earnest, and had done courageously a very hard thing.Paul Patoff | F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for courageous
possessing or expressing courage
- courageously, adverb
- courageousness, noun
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