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valiant

[ val-yuhnt ]

adjective

  1. boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted:

    a valiant soldier.

    Synonyms: dauntless, valorous

  2. marked by or showing bravery or valor; heroic:

    to make a valiant effort.

  3. worthy; excellent.


valiant

/ ˈvæljənt /

adjective

  1. courageous, intrepid, or stout-hearted; brave
  2. marked by bravery or courage

    a valiant deed



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Derived Forms

  • ˈvaliance, noun
  • ˈvaliantly, adverb
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Other Words From

  • val·iant·ly adverb
  • val·iant·ness noun
  • o·ver·val·iant adjective
  • o·ver·val·iant·ness noun
  • un·val·iant adjective
  • un·val·iant·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of valiant1

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; -ant
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Word History and Origins

Origin of valiant1

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

See brave.
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Example Sentences

The staff at CHNO makes a valiant effort to stay positive and keep smiling beneath their masks—a trait, perhaps, of choosing to work in pediatrics.

From Time

The date commemorates the death of Maria Remedios de Valle, a valiant soldier who was shot six times during the wars of independence, captured and later escaped.

Some valiant mice tried and tried and tried, but, unable to accomplish their goals, eventually every single mouse gave up and stopped trying to taste the sugar.

Meaning the Alamo’s defenders, far from being the valiant defenders who delayed Santa Anna, pretty much died for nothing.

From Time

Some are trying to change the system and laws from within, and while their fight is a valiant one, they face steep opposition from both the government and the populous.

It seems to me that he is playing the part of the valiant hero nearing his end.

It is a valiant, encyclopedic attempt of a star jurist to give voice(s) to an embattled philosophical position.

Her valiant recovery made her an inspiration for everyone, and an icon for Democrats.

The savage beheading carried out by the thugs of the so-called Islamic State ended the life of brave man and a valiant journalist.

In its finest World Cup victory, a valiant U.S. team gets revenge on the country that knocked it out of the last two cups.

With this company he had rendered valiant service in the campaign which ended with the battle of Pea Ridge.

He was an active and valiant prince, who made himself respected by the powers of Europe.

Thy fairest men also shall fall by the sword, and thy valiant ones in battle.

He made a valiant effort to keep his presence of mind and hold his nerves steady.

He died in harness, his valiant spirit shining undimmed till the moment it was quenched by death itself.

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