- Courageous behaviour or character: perhaps I’ll get a medal for braveryMore example sentences
courage, courageousness, pluck, pluckiness, braveness, valour, fearlessness, intrepidity, intrepidness, nerve, daring, audacity, boldness, dauntlessness, doughtiness, stout-heartedness, hardihood, manfulness, heroism, gallantry; backbone, spine, spirit, spiritedness, mettle, determination, fortitude, resolve, resolution• vulgar slang balls
- The officers showed tremendous courage and bravery in tackling a very difficult situation.
- She taught us the deepest meaning of love, respect, compassion, courage and bravery.
- Anyone who can has to be admired for they have a strength of character and bravery which I do not possess.
mid 16th century (in the sense 'bravado'): from French braverie or Italian braveria 'boldness', based on Latin barbarus (see barbarous).