[lahy-uh n-hahr-tid]


exceptionally courageous or brave.

Origin of lionhearted

First recorded in 1700–10; lion + hearted
Related formsli·on·heart·ed·ly, adverbli·on·heart·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lion-hearted

Historical Examples of lion-hearted

  • But what sort do they say that Hercules was, my bold-minded, lion-hearted father?

  • And, as the rifle fell, so did lion-hearted Davy Crockett, to rise no more.

    For the Liberty of Texas

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • Lion-hearted as she was, she shrank from the storm of slander that broke on her.

  • And his very body was beyond the reach of man, even of the most lion-hearted.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke

  • Don't you remember how as a little girl I always adored the Lion-hearted king?

    Mistress Anne

    Temple Bailey

British Dictionary definitions for lion-hearted



very brave; courageous
Derived Formslion-heartedly, adverblionheartedness, noun
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