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Dictionary Definition

courageous adj : possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory" [syn: brave, fearless] [ant: cowardly]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Of a person, displaying or possessing courage.
    the most courageous man I have ever met
  2. Of an action, that requires courage.
    a courageous deed



of a person, displaying or possessing courage
of an action, that requires courage

Extensive Definition

Several ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Courageous or Courageux (the French spelling).
courageous in French: HMS Courageux
courageous in Japanese: カレイジャス
courageous in Slovenian: HMS Courageous

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