Definition of valour in English:

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valour

Pronunciation: /ˈvalə/
(US valor)

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
bravery, courage, fearlessness, courageousness, braveness, intrepidity, intrepidness, pluck, pluckiness, nerve, backbone, spine, heroism, stout-heartedness, manliness, manfulness, audacity, boldness, gallantry, daring, spirit, fortitude, mettle, dauntlessness, doughtiness, hardihood
informal guts, spunk
British informal bottle, ballsiness
North American informal cojones, sand, moxie
vulgar slang balls

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?

valorousness

Pronunciation: /ˈvalərəsnəs/
noun

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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