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 Forms

courageously, adverbcourageousness, noun
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