lionhearted

If you're lionhearted, you're very brave. A fearless woman who jumps into a writhing pit of snakes to save a small dog could be called lionhearted (or "nuts").

Anyone who displays the courage of a lion is lionhearted, from firefighters willing to risk their lives to save other people to a shy child who walks bravely into a new school on her own, determined to make friends. The adjective lionhearted shows up in many works of literature, and history as well — the most famous person described this way was King Richard I of England, called Richard the Lionheart because of his bravery in war.

Definitions of lionhearted
  1. adjective
    extraordinarily courageous
    Synonyms:
    brave, courageous
    possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
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