courageous Definition

not deterred by danger or pain; brave.

Using courageous: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "courageous" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    The firefighters made a courageous effort to save the people trapped inside the burning building.

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    It takes a courageous person to stand up for what they believe in.

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    She showed a courageous spirit in the face of adversity.

courageous Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for courageous

Antonyms for courageous


Summary: courageous in Brief

The term 'courageous' [kəˈreɪdʒəs] describes someone who is not afraid of danger or pain and is willing to face it. It is often used to describe heroic actions, such as those of firefighters or soldiers, but can also refer to everyday bravery. Synonyms include 'brave,' 'valiant,' and 'fearless.' Antonyms include 'cowardly,' 'timid,' and 'faint-hearted.'

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