[val-er-uh s]


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

Origin of valorous

First recorded in 1470–80, valorous is from the Medieval Latin word valorōsus valiant. See valor, -ous
Related formsval·or·ous·ly, adverbval·or·ous·ness, nounnon·val·or·ous, adjectivenon·val·or·ous·ly, adverbnon·val·or·ous·ness, nounun·val·or·ous, adjectiveun·val·or·ous·ly, adverbun·val·or·ous·ness, noun 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