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COURAGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does courage mean? 

COURAGE (noun)
  The noun COURAGE has 1 sense:

1. a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear

  Familiarity information: COURAGE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COURAGE (noun)


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Meaning:

A quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

braveness; bravery; courage; courageousness

Hypernyms ("courage" is a kind of...):

spirit (a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character)

Attribute:

brave; courageous (possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "courage"):

heart; mettle; nerve; spunk (the courage to carry on)

gallantry; heroism; valiance; valiancy; valor; valorousness; valour (the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle))

dauntlessness; intrepidity (resolute courageousness)

Dutch courage (courage resulting from intoxication)

stoutheartedness (the trait of having a courageous spirit)

fearlessness (the trait of feeling no fear)

fortitude (strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage)

Antonym:

cowardice (the trait of lacking courage)


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