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courageous

[ kuh-rey-juhs ]
/ kəˈreɪ dʒəs /
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adjective
possessing or characterized by courage; brave: a courageous speech against the dictator.
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Origin of courageous

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

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See brave.

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How to use courageous in a sentence

  • Rush was an extraordinary man, a gentle giant — brilliant, quick witted, genuinely kind, extremely generous, passionate, courageous, and the hardest working person I know.

    Rush Limbaugh dies|Michael K. Lavers|February 17, 2021|Washington Blade
  • Adela was too much shocked to note the courageousness of the reply.

    Sandra Belloni, Complete|George Meredith

British Dictionary definitions for courageous

courageous
/ (kəˈreɪdʒəs) /

adjective
possessing or expressing courage

Derived forms of courageous

courageously, adverbcourageousness, noun
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