Synonyms for courageous

Synonyms for (adjective) courageous

Synonyms: courageous, brave

Definition: possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching

Usage: 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

Similar words: desperate, heroic

Definition: showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort

Usage: made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber; the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war- G.C.Marshall; they took heroic measures to save his life


Similar words: gallant

Definition: unflinching in battle or action

Usage: a gallant warrior; put up a gallant resistance to the attackers


Similar words: game, gamey, gamy, mettlesome, gritty, spirited, spunky

Definition: willing to face danger


Similar words: lionhearted

Definition: extraordinarily courageous


Similar words: stouthearted, stalwart

Definition: used especially of persons

Usage: a stalwart knight; a stouthearted fellow who had an active career in the army


Similar words: undaunted

Definition: resolutely courageous

Usage: undaunted in the face of death


Similar words: valiant, valorous

Definition: having or showing valor

Usage: a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack; a valiant soldier