overvaliant

valiant

[val-yuhnt]
adjective
1.
boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted: a valiant soldier.
2.
marked by or showing bravery or valor; heroic: to make a valiant effort.
3.
worthy; excellent.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English valia(u)nt < Anglo-French; Middle French vaillant, present participle of valoir to be of worth < Latin valēre; see -ant

valiantly, adverb
valiantness, noun
overvaliant, adjective
overvaliantly, adverb
overvaliantness, noun
unvaliant, adjective
unvaliantly, adverb
unvaliantness, noun


1. valorous, dauntless. See brave.
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valiant (ˈvæljənt)
 
adj
1.  courageous, intrepid, or stout-hearted; brave
2.  marked by bravery or courage: a valiant deed
 
[C14: from Old French vaillant, from valoir to be of value, from Latin valēre to be strong]
 
'valiance
 
n
 
'valiancy
 
n
 
'valiantly
 
adv

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valiant
c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. and O.Fr. valliant "stalwart, brave," from prp. of valoir "be worthy," originally "be strong," from L. valere "be strong, be well, be worth, have power, be able," from PIE base *wal- "be strong" (cf. O.E. wealdan "to rule," O.H.G. -walt, -wald "power" (in personal names), O.N.
valdr "ruler," O.C.S. vlasti "to rule over," Lith. valdyti "to have power," Celt. *walos- "ruler," O.Ir. flaith "dominion," Welsh gallu "to be able").
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