Definition of doughty in English:

doughty

Syllabification: dough·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈdoutē
 
/

adjective (doughtier, doughtiest)

archaic humorous

Derivatives

doughtily

Pronunciation: /ˈdoutl-ē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • Mills offers a detailed account of his case against MMR, even doughtily settling a few scores on his behalf against his detractors.

doughtiness

noun
More example sentences
  • I had hopes that she, a campaigning journalist, would develop her twin strains of doughtiness and dottiness and become a thorn in the flesh.
  • The following day a reporter from The Southwark Crier called at the shop, for news of Maisie's doughtiness had spread.
  • As Aufidius, leader of the Volscians, he comes up with a nicely judged blend of doughtiness and perfidy, and the others give well-spoken, dependable, British supporting performances, unspectacular but resonant.

Origin

late Old English dohtig, variant of dyhtig, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch duchtig and German tüchtig.

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