[ kuh-rey-juh s ]
/ kəˈreɪ dʒəs /
possessing or characterized by courage; brave: a courageous speech against the dictator.
fearlessness, heart, valiancy, boldness, daring, nerve, guts, spirit, gallantry, intrepidity, valor, braveness, gameness, mettle, bravery, valiance, intrepidness
- courage of one's convictions, have the,
Origin of courageous
cou·ra·geous·ly, adverbcou·ra·geous·ness, nounun·cou·ra·geous, adjectiveun·cou·ra·geous·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for courageousness
Adela was too much shocked to note the courageousness of the reply.Sandra Belloni, Complete|George Meredith
/ (kəˈreɪdʒəs) /
possessing or expressing courage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
late 13c., from Anglo-French corageous, Old French corageus (12c., Modern French courageux), from corage (see courage). Related: Courageously; courageousness.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper