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valiant

[ val-yuhnt ]
/ ˈvæl yənt /
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Definition of valiant

adjective
boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted: a valiant soldier.
marked by or showing bravery or valor; heroic: to make a valiant effort.
worthy; excellent.
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Origin of valiant

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English valia(u)nt, from Anglo-French; Middle French vaillant, present participle of valoir “to be of worth,” Latin valēre; see -ant

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1. See brave.

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British Dictionary definitions for valiant

valiant
/ (ˈvæljənt) /

adjective
courageous, intrepid, or stout-hearted; brave
marked by bravery or couragea valiant deed

Derived forms of valiant

valiance or valiancy, nounvaliantly, adverb

Word Origin for valiant

C14: from Old French vaillant, from valoir to be of value, from Latin valēre to be strong
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