Meaning of COURAGE in English


n. Function: noun

a quality of mind or temperament that enables one to stand fast in the face of opposition, hardship, or danger FF1C; had the kind of courage that could appreciate a danger yet steadfastly face it FF1E;

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

Related Words: 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

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.