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Monday, May 30, 2016

Definitions for doughty

  1. steadfastly courageous and resolute; valiant.

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Citations for doughty
... shall he be well spoken of, as he was a doughty man. Euripides (c. 484 BC - 406 BC), translated by Theodore Alois Buckley, Heracleidae, 1854
... [Charles Dickens] made the same assurances to her lawyer, whom she had already consulted, and did what he had promised, transforming Miss Mowcher into a doughty fighter for virtue in later chapters. Claire Tomalin, Charles Dickens: A Life, 2011
Origin of doughty
Doughty traces to the Old English dohtig meaning "worthy."