courageous

[kuh-rey-juhs]
adjective
possessing or characterized by courage; brave: a courageous speech against the dictator.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English corageous < Anglo-French curajous, Old French corageus, equivalent to corage courage + -eus -eous

courageously, adverb
courageousness, noun
uncourageous, adjective
uncourageously, adverb
uncourageousness, noun


See brave.
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courageous (kəˈreɪdʒəs)
 
adj
possessing or expressing courage
 
cou'rageously
 
adv
 
cou'rageousness
 
n

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courageous
late 13c., from Anglo-Fr. corageous, O.Fr. corageus, from corage (see courage). Related: Courageously.
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Example sentences
But here is the interesting thing: as long as these two disagree, you would act
  courageously.
Want to commend you on courageously sharing your story and struggles.
Their contributions to society need to be eloquently and courageously affirmed
  by their leaders.
Steve courageously exposes his life to us, allowing us to experience the
  intimate threads of our own.
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