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or val·iance

[val-yuh n-see or val-yuh ns]
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  1. valiant nature or quality; valor; bravery; courage.
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Origin of valiancy

First recorded in 1565–75; vali(ant) + -ancy
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Related Words for valiance

heart, nerve, gameness, adventurousness, dash, prowess, rashness, temerity, spunk, pugnacity, daring, endurance, guts, spirit, heroism, valor, fortitude, fearlessness, pluckiness, grit

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Historical Examples of valiance

  • Well, his valiance should prove it; his valiance, afraid neither of light nor of darkness.


    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

  • She was full of her work and enthusiastic over the valiance of her people.

    Out To Win

    Coningsby Dawson

  • Such audacity of courage seemed to him gallant in a man; in a woman, expressing faith in his valiance, it was enchanting.

  • She gives an impression of valiance without any hint of worldliness, or desire for any kind of flesh-pot.

    Diplomatic Days

    Edith O'Shaughnessy

  • Young and weak, and wrong of sex for doing any valiance, long I lay by my father's body, wringing out my wretchedness.


    R. D. Blackmore

Word Origin and History for valiance


mid-15c., from Anglo-French valiance (c.1300) or Old French valliance, from Old French valiant (see valiant).

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