courageous

[ kuh-rey-juhs ]
/ kəˈreɪ dʒəs /

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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British Dictionary definitions for courageous

courageous
/ (kəˈreɪdʒəs) /

adjective

possessing or expressing courage

Derived forms of courageous

courageously, adverbcourageousness, noun
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