[ val-yuhnt ]
/ ˈvæl yənt /


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

Origin of valiant

1275–1325; Middle English valia(u)nt < Anglo-French; Middle French vaillant, present participle of valoir to be of worth < Latin valēre; see -ant

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1. See brave. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for valiantly


/ (ˈvæljənt) /


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

Derived Forms

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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