- possessing or characterized by courage; brave: a courageous speech against the dictator.
Origin of courageous
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Examples from the Web for courageousness
Adela was too much shocked to note the courageousness of the reply.Sandra Belloni, Complete
- possessing or expressing courage
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Word Origin and History for courageousness
late 13c., from Anglo-French corageous, Old French corageus (12c., Modern French courageux), from corage (see courage). Related: Courageously; courageousness.
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