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bravery Syllabification: brav·er·y
Pronunciation: /ˈbrāv(ə)rē/

Definition of bravery in English:


Courageous behavior or character.
Example sentences
  • 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, based on Latin barbarus (see barbarous).

Words that rhyme with bravery

Avery, knavery, quavery, Savery, savory, savoury, slavery, wavery
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