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courageous

[kuh-rey-juh s] /kəˈreɪ dʒəs/
adjective
1.
possessing or characterized by courage; brave:
a courageous speech against the dictator.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English corageous < Anglo-French curajous, Old French corageus, equivalent to corage courage + -eus -eous
Related forms
courageously, adverb
courageousness, noun
uncourageous, adjective
uncourageously, adverb
uncourageousness, noun
Synonyms
See brave.
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British Dictionary definitions for courageously

courageous

/kəˈreɪdʒəs/
adjective
1.
possessing or expressing courage
Derived Forms
courageously, adverb
courageousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for courageously

courageous

adj.

late 13c., from Anglo-French corageous, Old French corageus (12c., Modern French courageux), from corage (see courage). Related: Courageously; courageousness.

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