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Not deterred by danger or pain; brave:‘her courageous human rights work’
brave, plucky, fearless, valiant, valorous, intrepid, heroic, lionhearted, manful, bold, daring, daredevil, adventurous, audaciousundaunted, unflinching, unshrinking, unafraid, dauntless, indomitable, doughty, mettlesome, venturesome, stout-hearted, stout, spirited, gallant, stalwart, resolute, determined, death-or-gloryrock-ribbedgame, gutsy, spunky, ballsy, have-a-goventurousView synonyms
- ‘It was certainly the one truly courageous and right act of his premiership, which enters its eighth year in a few months.’
- ‘A mother and her two young sons were pulled from their blazing home by a courageous next-door neighbour.’
- ‘Let us stop being economically defensive and start being politically courageous.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He deserves everything, he was very brave and courageous and I know he would do it all again if he had to.’
- ‘He suffered so much, and he was so brave, so courageous to fight it as long as he did.’
- ‘It's therefore a mystery how brave, courageous St George ever got to be the patron saint of England.’
- ‘You are very brave and courageous people to be over their risking your life for your country.’
- ‘I strongly suspect he is not deluded, but he is definitely a brave, or at least a courageous, man.’
- ‘It must therefore be courageous and tough about gently easing prices upwards to deliver better margin yield.’
- ‘I hope to be half as courageous and full of faith as he was when faced with the end.’
- ‘A fearless person could not be courageous, because courage is all about the mind dominating fear.’
- ‘She felt free and brave and courageous, and she never wanted to stop flying through the air.’
- ‘The decision to come out fighting to restore standards in higher education was principled and courageous.’
- ‘Its devotees have been courageous, and they have also been treacherous.’
- ‘Quite simply, her plight is seen as courageous and worthy of sympathy.’
- ‘As he approached the scene, the courageous cop realised the girl had not seen him - and decided to act fast.’
- ‘She wanted to be brave and courageous like the heroes in all the stories she liked to read.’
- ‘He made a courageous come back, only to throw up on stage minutes later - a first in my gig attending experience.’
- ‘I thought it was a classic piece of decisive and courageous goalkeeping.’
Middle English: from Old French corageus, from corage (see courage).
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