Dictionary.com

valiant

[ val-yuhnt ]
/ ˈvæl yənt /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: valiant / valiantly / valiantness on Thesaurus.com

adjective
boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted: a valiant soldier.
marked by or showing bravery or valor; heroic: to make a valiant effort.
worthy; excellent.
QUIZ
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE COMMON GRAMMAR DEBATES?
There are grammar debates that never die; and the ones highlighted in the questions in this quiz are sure to rile everyone up once again. Do you know how to answer the questions that cause some of the greatest grammar debates?
Question 1 of 7
Which sentence is correct?

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

synonym study for valiant

1. See brave.

OTHER WORDS FROM valiant

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use valiant in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK