Definition of courageous in English:

courageous

adjective

  • Not deterred by danger or pain; brave.

    ‘her courageous human rights work’
    • ‘I strongly suspect he is not deluded, but he is definitely a brave, or at least a courageous, man.’
    • ‘The decision to come out fighting to restore standards in higher education was principled and courageous.’
    • ‘He deserves everything, he was very brave and courageous and I know he would do it all again if he had to.’
    • ‘As he approached the scene, the courageous cop realised the girl had not seen him - and decided to act fast.’
    • ‘So every time one sees a bold and courageous man or woman you can be sure that the child in that person is still alive.’
    • ‘Its devotees have been courageous, and they have also been treacherous.’
    • ‘I hope to be half as courageous and full of faith as he was when faced with the end.’
    • ‘You are very brave and courageous people to be over their risking your life for your country.’
    • ‘She felt free and brave and courageous, and she never wanted to stop flying through the air.’
    • ‘Quite simply, her plight is seen as courageous and worthy of sympathy.’
    • ‘I thought it was a classic piece of decisive and courageous goalkeeping.’
    • ‘It must therefore be courageous and tough about gently easing prices upwards to deliver better margin yield.’
    • ‘It's therefore a mystery how brave, courageous St George ever got to be the patron saint of England.’
    • ‘She wanted to be brave and courageous like the heroes in all the stories she liked to read.’
    • ‘It was certainly the one truly courageous and right act of his premiership, which enters its eighth year in a few months.’
    • ‘He made a courageous come back, only to throw up on stage minutes later - a first in my gig attending experience.’
    • ‘He suffered so much, and he was so brave, so courageous to fight it as long as he did.’
    • ‘Let us stop being economically defensive and start being politically courageous.’
    • ‘A mother and her two young sons were pulled from their blazing home by a courageous next-door neighbour.’
    • ‘A fearless person could not be courageous, because courage is all about the mind dominating fear.’
    brave, plucky, fearless, valiant, valorous, intrepid, heroic, lionhearted, manful, bold, daring, daredevil, adventurous, audacious
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French corageus, from corage (see courage).

Pronunciation

courageous

/kəˈreɪdʒəs/