- possessing or characterized by courage; brave: a courageous speech against the dictator.
Origin of courageous
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Related Words for courageousnessfearlessness, heart, valiancy, boldness, daring, nerve, guts, spirit, gallantry, intrepidity, valor, braveness, gameness, mettle, bravery, valiance, intrepidness
Examples from the Web for courageousness
Historical Examples of courageousness
Adela was too much shocked to note the courageousness of the reply.Sandra Belloni, Complete
- possessing or expressing courage
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late 13c., from Anglo-French corageous, Old French corageus (12c., Modern French courageux), from corage (see courage). Related: Courageously; courageousness.
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