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
  1. adjective
    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
    doughty, stalwart, stouthearted
    possessing or displaying courage
    undaunted
    resolutely courageous
    valiant, valorous
    having or showing valor
    resolute
    firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination
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    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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