courageous

If you are a courageous person, you face danger or stand up against the odds without flinching. Known as "The Man without Fear," Daredevil is regarded as a very courageous superhero.

The adjective courageous derives from the Old French word corage, meaning "heart, innermost feelings, or temper." In fairytales, the courageous knight battles the fire breathing dragon to save the princess. In recognition of their courageous actions, soldiers who have been wounded or killed while serving are given the Purple Heart medal.

Definitions of courageous
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adj possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching

“"a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth”
“set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory”
Synonyms:
brave
adventuresome, adventurous
willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
fearless, unafraid
oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
bold
fearless and daring
desperate, heroic
showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
gallant
unflinching in battle or action
game, gamey, gamy, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky
willing to face danger
lionhearted
extraordinarily courageous
stalwart, stouthearted
used especially of persons
undaunted
resolutely courageous
valiant, valorous
having or showing valor
resolute
firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination
Antonyms:
cowardly, fearful
lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted
afraid
filled with fear or apprehension
timid
showing fear and lack of confidence
caitiff
despicably mean and cowardly
chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied
easily frightened
craven, recreant
lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful
dastard, dastardly
despicably cowardly
faint, faint-hearted, fainthearted, timid
lacking conviction or boldness or courage
funky
in a state of cowardly fright
poltroon
characterized by complete cowardliness
poor-spirited, pusillanimous, unmanly
lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful
ignoble
completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose
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