Definition of valor in English:

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valor

Pronunciation: /ˈvalər/
(British valour)

noun

Great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle: the medals are awarded for acts of valor
More example sentences
  • This was truly an inspiring example of Indigenous courage, valor, honor, gallantry and self-sacrifice.
  • He displayed great valour, courage and determination in the pursuit of his goal.
  • He served with honor and distinction in Vietnam, earning several medals for his courage and valor.
Synonyms
bravery, courage, pluck, nerve, daring, fearlessness, audacity, boldness, dauntlessness, stout-heartedness, heroism, backbone, spirit
informal guts, true grit, spunk
moxie

Derivatives

valorous

Pronunciation: /ˈvalərəs/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The principal storyline relates the tale of a supposedly heroic revolutionary general whose valorous military record has contributed greatly to the family's prestige.
  • One risks lives to retrieve the dead bodies of one's valorous mates.
  • As a nation, are we strong enough to accept valorous defeat over an inhumane victory?

Origin

Middle English (denoting worth derived from personal qualities or rank): via Old French from late Latin valor, from valere 'be strong'.

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Syllabification: val·or

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