[ val-er-uh s ]
/ ˈvæl ər əs /


having valor; courageous; valiant; brave.
characterized by valor: valorous deeds.

Nearby words

  1. valois, dame ninette de,
  2. valona,
  3. valonia,
  4. valor,
  5. valorize,
  6. valorously,
  7. valour,
  8. valparaiso,
  9. valparaíso,
  10. valpolicella

Origin of valorous

First recorded in 1470–80, valorous is from the Medieval Latin word valorōsus valiant. See valor, -ous

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for valorous



late 15c., from Old French valeureux, from valeur (see valor). Related: Valorously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper