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Having or characterized by courage; valiant. See Synonyms at brave.

cou·ra′geous·ly adv.
cou·ra′geous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.courageousness - a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fearcourageousness - a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
spirit - a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character
mettle, nerve, spunk, heart - the courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"
gallantry, heroism, valiance, valiancy, valor, valorousness, valour - the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle); "he showed great heroism in battle"; "he received a medal for valor"
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


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The first time Stubb lowered with him, Pip evinced much nervousness; but happily, for that time, escaped close contact with the whale; and therefore came off not altogether discreditably; though Stubb observing him, took care, afterwards, to exhort him to cherish his courageousness to the utmost, for he might often find it needful.
She expresses the courageousness of brave children who continue to fight a long battle with cancer, and how they become strong individuals who never give up on hope.
Paying tribute to the people of India-held Kashmir for their heroic struggle and sacrifices, Mr Abbasi said there were no two opinions about their courageousness, resilience and determination.
Listeners will be captivated by the tales of heroism, courageousness, and strength of one of America's most famous villains.
Caitie passed away on March 31, 2016, but radiant memories of her courageousness will continue to remain in her parents' and netizen's hearts.
2) Encourage and challenge behaviour: Take the time to showcase behaviour within the organisation that demonstrates bravery or courageousness and challenge behaviour and outcomes so that teams and individuals are always stretching for greater, and better, results.
We do so by ensuring that our RBI process exhibits the 4 C's: consistency (which frees us from the pull of ego, emotion and loss aversion while focusing on uniform execution); clarity (which ensures we prioritize evidence-based factors and are not pulled down the seductive path of worrying about the frightening but unlikely, or the exciting but useless); courageousness (which means we automate the process of contrarianism, doing what the brain knows to be best but the heart and stomach have trouble accomplishing); and conviction (helps us walk the line between hubris and fear by creating portfolios that are diverse enough to be humble and focused enough to offer a shot at long-term outperformance).
Freedman then questions the courageousness of Atticus's representation by highlighting the fact that he did not offer to take on Robinson's case, but was instead "compelled by the court" to do so.
His courageousness is a great; his art works are many times much stronger and effective than political messages and announcements.
Thus, the courageousness of the Latina/o authors and narrators of each of the sixteen narratives, many of whom were influenced by Freire's work, to challenge, disrupt and counter the dominant thinking, provide a critically conscious mass of civil rights activists that continue to inspire and labor for justice.
Other most important thing was the courageousness of the whole team despite extreme climatic and security situations which were the main hindrances in execution of the plan because team had to face freezing cold, devastating rainfall with insecurity of Balochistan Province where many local and foreign terrorist organizations were actively doing their evil and despicable jobs.
For over 150 years, summer camps have been considered landscapes for learning (Ozier, 2010), and in particular, important venues for developing skills for character growth, such as cooperation, loyalty, persistence, honesty, courageousness, and confidence (Dimock & Hendry, 1929).