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[val-er-uh s]
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  1. having valor; courageous; valiant; brave.
  2. characterized by valor: valorous deeds.
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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
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late 15c., from Old French valeureux, from valeur (see valor). Related: Valorously.

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