Meaning of COURAGE in English



a quality of mind or temperament that enables one to stand fast in the face of opposition, hardship, or danger

had the kind of courage that could appreciate a danger yet steadfastly face it

Synonyms: *balls, cojones, dauntlessness, guts, heart, mettle, ||moxie, pluck, resolution, spirit, spunk; compare fortitude

Related Word: audacity, boldness, bravery, doughtiness, fearlessness, intrepidity; gallantry, heroism, valor; backbone, fortitude, grit, sand; assurance, determination, firmness, persistence, tenacity

Contrasted words: chickenheartedness, faintheartedness, unmanliness, yellowness; baseness, cravenness, poltroonery, pusillanimity; timidity, timorousness

Antonyms: cowardice

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