Definition of courageous in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈreɪdʒəs/


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.
brave, plucky, fearless, valiant, valorous, intrepid, heroic, lionhearted, manful, bold, daring, daredevil, adventurous, audacious;
undaunted, unflinching, unshrinking, unafraid, dauntless, indomitable, doughty, mettlesome, venturesome, stout-hearted, stout, spirited, gallant, stalwart, resolute, determined, death-or-glory;
North American  rock-ribbed
informal game, gutsy, spunky, ballsy, have-a-go
rare venturous



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.


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

Words that rhyme with courageous

advantageous, contagious, outrageous, rampageous

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