Brave synonyms and antonyms

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Without fear; not afraid; brave; intrepid
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Of a person, displaying or possessing courage.
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Strong or pronounced; prominent:
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Showing courage or determination; heroic.
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Courageous, or showing bravery.
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Acting or done with a lack of care or caution; careless or irresponsible.
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Feeling or showing confidence in oneself; self-assured:
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The definition of cowardly is something characterized by a lack of courage.
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The definition of bravery means courage.
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Very brave; brave and magnanimous.
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Courageous
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Endure is defined as to put up with or to undergo.
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Merry; lively
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That cannot be daunted or intimidated; fearless
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Not restrained by a sense of shame or propriety; rudely bold; brazen
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Strong in construction; firm; substantial
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Marked by defiance; boldly resisting.
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Not fearful.
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Brave; plucky
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The definition of firm is solid, hard or rigid.
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endure bad situation
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The definition of adventurous is someone who is willing to take chances.
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Showing or practicing caution; careful.
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Full of or characterized by animation, vigor, or courage:
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The definition of gallant is brave, noble or polite.
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Vain, noisy boasting or bragging
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The definition of Achilles is a figure from Greek mythology who was a hero of the Trojan War.
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An audacious act or remark
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The definition of heroic is a strong and courageous person or a story about deeds by those with these qualities.
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Potentially hazardous; risky.
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Marked by stouthearted courage; brave.
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Feeling, exhibiting, or expressing no fear.
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Having or showing pluck, courage or spirit in trying circumstances.
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Feeling no dread or fear; unafraid.
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Challenge means to stop someone and ask for their identification.
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people who are brave
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Degree of concentration, distillation, or saturation:
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The definition of gumption is determination and courage.
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The quality of being intrepid; bravery.
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Having the qualities of gallantry and honor attributed to an ideal knight.
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(Informal) Having spunk; courageous; spirited
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(UK) Feeling nervous, anxious or agitated.
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(Obsolete) Excellently.
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A trophy or medal; something that denotes an accomplishment, especially in a competition. A prize or honor based on merit.
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Any of the bundles of fibers made up of neurons that carry sensory and motor information throughout the body in the form of electrical impulses. Afferent nerves carry information to the central nervous system, and efferent nerves carry information from the central nervous system to the muscles, organs, and glands. Efferent nerves include the nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which control voluntary motor activity and of the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary motor activity.
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(Intransitive) To have enough courage (to do something).
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endure bad situation
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Without fearing.
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Well-dressed
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(Idiomatic) To tolerate or put up with bravely
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A show of bravery or defiance, often in order to make a false impression or mislead someone.
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The characteristic of being dauntless; fearlessness.
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Having or showing a fixed, firm purpose; determined; resolved; unwavering
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The definition of chivalry is a group of knights or gentlemen or the medieval system of knighthood.
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An act or speech characteristic of a gallant
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The quality of being intrepid; bravery.
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(Now rare) Valour, bravery.
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To move forward or advance through or across:
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Able to withstand difficult or adverse conditions; robust:
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Intrepid is defined as fearless and brave.
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Having or displaying valour.
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To withstand; oppose; fend off; stand firm against; withstand the action of
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Incapable of being overcome, subdued, or vanquished; unconquerable.
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Marked by courage or daring; plucky.
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Producing a strong impression or response; striking:
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To throw sideways with a jerk; to fling
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(Person, proper) (died 970? b.c.) the second king of Israel and Judah (c. 1000-c. 970), succeeding Saul: as a youth he killed Goliath, and he is the reputed writer of many Psalms
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To bring face to face with:
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Having the qualities generally regarded as those that a man should have; virile; strong, brave, resolute, honorable, etc.
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(Heraldry) Charged or sprinkled with drops.
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To expose to the weather, or show the effects of such exposure, or to withstand such effects.
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Of, relating to, or befitting a soldier.
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Very splendid or distinguished
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The definition of honor is high respect, great reputation or high rank received or enjoyed.
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An art, trade, or technique, particularly one requiring use of the hands or body:
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The definition of cavalier is an arrogant person or someone indifferent or casual about important matters.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Showing a readiness or eagerness to fight; warlike
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Of that which makes a strong impression.
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The definition of a bluster is a stormy blowing of air or a noisy commotion.
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Brilliant technique
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Daring action; reckless courage
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A chivalrous or adventurous undertaking.
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The definition of fortitude is having strong will in the face of danger or pain.
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A bunch of feathers or a plume, especially on a helmet.
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A swaggering manner of moving or behaving.
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To oppose (something) forcefully.
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Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
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In a yeomanly manner
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(Now poetic, literary) Unfaithful to someone, or to one's duties or honour; disloyal, false. [from 17th c.]
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Full of or subject to fear; timid
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(Usage Problem) Reluctant; unwilling.
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To evade something by cunning, trickery, or deceit.
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To leave home, or other place of residence, usually unannounced, or to make good on a threat, with such action usually performed by a child or juvenile.
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(Bible, person, proper) An Israelite judge, a Nazarite, noted for his feats of great strength: betrayed to the Philistines by Delilah: Judges 13-16
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(Rare) A female warrior.
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Temerity is being so confident or bold that it may come across as foolish or reckless.
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Valor is defined as strength or courage, particularly in the face of great danger.
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Energy and enthusiasm in the expression of ideas, especially in artistic performance or composition:
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To confront boldly.
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(Ergative) To possess something special.
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To acknowledge and accept or deal with:
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(Informal) To take advantage of or manipulate to one's own advantage
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To be able to eat or digest
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To make craven.
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To lower in pride; make modest or humble in mind
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(US) (of horses) To tame; to break.
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(Informal) To leave hurriedly, esp. under questionable circumstances; abscond
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(Obs.) To fill with fear; frighten
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Generous; magnanimous:
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Having a combative character; aggressive, especially in the service of a cause:
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Having an offensive or intense odor or flavor.
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Risk is defined as to expose someone or something to a dangerous situation.
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To serve as a front for.
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(Chiefly in the plural) A self-identified group of white US Southerners who colluded to influence outcomes of post-Reconstruction elections by intimidating, coercing and bullying black voters and legislators, including burning down houses and churches, flogging and murdering opponents. Also known as "regulators". Later used to describe anyone who intimidated or bullied in a similar manner.
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The definition of hector is a bully, or it is a man's name.
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To pay respectful or flattering attention to (a person) in order to get something
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Filled with fright; terrified
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Attracting attention in a gaudy or flashy way
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The definition of a commendation is an official recommendation or praise.
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To enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments:
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To defy is defined as to work against or resist something.
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To make a show of working in order to escape punishment.
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Drawing back from contact with others, from publicity, etc.; reserved; shy
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To find fault; declare annoyance
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Hide is defined as to conceal something, oneself, or others.
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(Intransitive) to admit defeat, to capitulate
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(Ergative, figuratively) to divide into parts to give more details, to provide a more indepth analysis of
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To give up (to an enemy) on prearranged conditions; surrender conditionally
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(Name, person, proper) A masculine name: var. Rowland; equiv. It. Orlando
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Not concealed or disguised; obvious:
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Of, relating to, or done in preparation for the future:
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(By extension) Courageous; noble; high-minded.
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The period of time during which this takes place
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A person who is cruel to others, especially those who are weaker or have less power.
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Making a good showing
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Possessing or displaying splendor; shining; very bright; as, a splendid sun.
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The definition of bright is shining and full of light, mentally quick or witty.
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(Intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To thrive; fatten; prosper; improve.
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Courageous
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Short for massive astrophysical compact halo object. Any of various massive dark objects, such as a brown dwarf star, black hole, or large planet, found in a galactic halo . MACHOs are thought to make up at least a part of the dark matter that apparently pervades much of the universe.
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Well executed.
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Synonym Study

  • Plucky emphasizes gameness in fighting against something when one is at a decided disadvantage
  • Intrepid implies absolute fearlessness and esp. suggests dauntlessness in facing the new or unknown
  • Valiant emphasizes a heroic quality in the courage or fortitude shown
  • Audacious suggests an imprudent or reckless boldness
  • Bold stresses a daring temperament, whether displayed courageously, presumptuously, or defiantly
  • Courageous suggests readiness to deal with things fearlessly by reason of a stout-hearted temperament or a resolute spirit
  • Brave implies fearlessness in meeting danger or difficulty and has the broadest application of the words considered here
Find another word for brave. In this page you can discover 173 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for brave, like: fearless, courageous, bold, valiant, daring, undaunted, reckless, confident, cowardly, bravery and lion-hearted.