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Friday, July 03, 2009

Definitions for doughty

  1. Marked by fearless resolution; valiant; brave.

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Citations for doughty
He was obsessed with the Arctic, his imagination stoked by epic accounts of the doughty pioneers who had led wooden ships into uncharted waters and northern mists. Sara Wheeler, New York Times
One day he stumbled, fell against the spinning saw and half severed his left arm. It was three days before a doctor came, but the doughty old Swede was still alive. Quentin Reynolds, New York Times
Origin of doughty
Doughty comes from Old English dohtig, "brave, valiant, fit."