Definition of courageous in English:

courageous

Line breaks: cour¦age|ous
Pronunciation: /kəˈreɪdʒəs
 
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adjective

Not deterred by danger or pain; brave: her courageous human rights work
More example sentences
  • He suffered so much, and he was so brave, so courageous to fight it as long as he did.
  • It's therefore a mystery how brave, courageous St George ever got to be the patron saint of England.
  • He deserves everything, he was very brave and courageous and I know he would do it all again if he had to.
Synonyms

Origin

Middle English: from Old French corageus, from corage (see courage).

Derivatives

courageously

adverb
More example sentences
  • He fought it bravely and courageously to the very end.
  • And it's just harmful to our troops that are out there fighting very bravely, very courageously.
  • The way this brave little boy had courageously clung on to life touched the community.

courageousness

noun
More example sentences
  • All the pictures show him with such courage and courageousness.
  • I really don't want to dwell on it because I don't want to overshadow the courageousness of the way the team played.
  • In my 40 years of coaching, I have never seen anything like this sort of courageousness.

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