Another word for brave
fearless, courageous, daring, valiant, intrepid, bold, dauntless, undaunted, undismayed, confident, unafraid, plucky, unabashed, chivalrous, valorous, heroic, adventurous, dashing, venturesome, mettlesome, forward, audacious, reckless, foolhardy, gallant, resolute, militant, defiant, hardy, doughty, stout, stout-hearted, lion-hearted, greathearted, manful, manly, firm, high-spirited, unshrinking, unblenching, dreadless, unfearful, spirited, game, strong, stalwart, unflinching, unyielding, indomitable, unconquerable, soldierly, unappalled, spunky*, gritty*, full of guts*, nervy*, gutsy*, macho*, with heart of oak*.
Making a good showing
brave implies fearlessness in meeting danger or difficulty and has the broadest application of the words considered here; courageous suggests readiness to deal with things fearlessly by reason of a stout-hearted temperament or a resolute spirit; bold stresses a daring temperament, whether displayed courageously, presumptuously, or defiantly; audacious suggests an imprudent or reckless boldness; valiant emphasizes a heroic quality in the courage or fortitude shown; intrepid implies absolute fearlessness and esp. suggests dauntlessness in facing the new or unknown; plucky emphasizes gameness in fighting against something when one is at a decided disadvantage
Another word for braveadjective
Having or showing courage:audacious, bold, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, fortitudinous, gallant, game, hardy, heroic, intrepid, mettlesome, plucky, stout, stouthearted, unafraid, undaunted, valiant, valorous. (Informal) spunky. (Slang) gutsy, gutty. See fear
One who is habitually cruel to smaller or weaker people:browbeater, bulldozer, bully, hector, intimidator. See over