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valour

Line breaks: val¦our
Pronunciation: /ˈvalə
 
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(US valor)

Definition of valour in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle: the medals are awarded for acts of valour
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

Origin

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

Derivatives

valorous

1
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?

valorousness

2
noun

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