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valorous

[val-er-uh s] /ˈvæl ər əs/
adjective
1.
having valor; courageous; valiant; brave.
2.
characterized by valor:
valorous deeds.
Origin
1470-1480
1470-80; < Medieval Latin valorōsus valiant. See valor, -ous
Related forms
valorously, adverb
valorousness, noun
nonvalorous, adjective
nonvalorously, adverb
nonvalorousness, noun
unvalorous, adjective
unvalorously, adverb
unvalorousness, noun
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  • They are teaching, with the help of their valorous syndicates, to criticize every little aspect of the western civilization.
  • Of thrilling interest is its history and worthy of commemoration the valorous deeds of its pioneers.
  • But, alas, the perilous duty you have performed has sadly thinned your valorous ranks.
Word Origin and History for valorous
adj.

late 15c., from Old French valeureux, from valeur (see valor). Related: Valorously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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