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doughty

[dou-tee] /ˈdaʊ ti/
adjective, doughtier, doughtiest.
1.
steadfastly courageous and resolute; valiant.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English dohtig worthy, equivalent to *doht worth (cognate with Old High German toht; see dow1, -th1) + -ig -y1; replacing Old English dyhtig, cognate with German tüchtig
Related forms
doughtily, adverb
doughtiness, noun
undoughty, adjective
Synonyms
brave, bold, intrepid, fearless, dauntless.
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British Dictionary definitions for dough-tier

doughty

/ˈdaʊtɪ/
adjective -tier, -tiest
1.
hardy; resolute
Derived Forms
doughtily, adverb
doughtiness, noun
Word Origin
Old English dohtig; related to Old High German toht worth, Middle Dutch duchtich strong, Greek tukhē luck

Doughty

/ˈdaʊtɪ/
noun
1.
Charles Montagu. 1843–1926, English writer and traveller; author of Travels in Arabia Deserta (1888)
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Word Origin and History for dough-tier
doughty
O.E. dohtig "competent, good, valiant," from dyhtig "strong," related to dugan "to be fit, be able, be strong," and influenced by its p.p., dohte. All from P.Gmc. *duhtiz- (cf. M.H.G. tühtec, Ger. tüchtig, M.Du. duchtich), from PIE *dheugh- "to be fit, be of use, proper" (cf. Ger. Tugend "virtue," Gk. teukhein "to make ready," Ir. dual "becoming, fit," Rus. duzij "strong, robust"). Rare after 17c.; in deliberately archaic or mock-heroic use since c.1800. If it had survived, its modern form would be dighty.
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