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dough·ty

 (dou′tē)
adj. dough·ti·er, dough·ti·est
Marked by stouthearted courage; brave.

[Middle English, from Old English dohtig; see dheugh- in Indo-European roots.]

dough′ti·ly adv.
dough′ti·ness n.

doughty

(ˈdaʊtɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
hardy; resolute
[Old English dohtig; related to Old High German toht worth, Middle Dutch duchtich strong, Greek tukhē luck]
ˈdoughtily adv
ˈdoughtiness n

Doughty

(ˈdaʊtɪ)
n
(Biography) Charles Montagu. 1843–1926, English writer and traveller; author of Travels in Arabia Deserta (1888)

dough•ty

(ˈdaʊ ti)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
courageous and resolute; valiant.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English dohtig worthy <*doht worth (c. Old High German toht)]
dough′ti•ly, adv.
dough′ti•ness, n.

Dough•ty

(ˈdaʊ ti)

n.
Charles Montagu, 1843–1926, English traveler and writer.
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doughty

adjective (Old-fashioned) intrepid, brave, daring, bold, hardy, heroic, courageous, gritty, fearless, resolute, gallant, valiant, redoubtable, dauntless, valorous, stouthearted doughty campaigns for the underprivileged

doughty

adjective
Translations

doughty

[ˈdaʊtɪ] ADJ (doughtier (compar) (doughtiest (superl))) [person] → valiente, esforzado; [deed] → hazañoso

doughty

adj (liter)kühn, tapfer

doughty

[ˈdaʊtɪ] adj (-tier (comp) (-tiest (superl))) (old) → valoroso/a
References in classic literature ?
1-17) Ares, exceeding in strength, chariot-rider, golden- helmed, doughty in heart, shield-bearer, Saviour of cities, harnessed in bronze, strong of arm, unwearying, mighty with the spear, O defence of Olympus, father of warlike Victory, ally of Themis, stern governor of the rebellious, leader of righteous men, sceptred King of manliness, who whirl your fiery sphere among the planets in their sevenfold courses through the aether wherein your blazing steeds ever bear you above the third firmament of heaven; hear me, helper of men, giver of dauntless youth
He was a doughty warrior and found a deep joy in battle.
WHILE Captain Bonneville and his men are sojourning among the Nez Perces, on Salmon River, we will inquire after the fortunes of those doughty rivals of the Rocky Mountains and American Fur Companies, who started off for the trapping grounds to the north-northwest.
a meet conveyance for the crusader, whose doughty arm was to reconquer the Holy Sepulchre
No more doughty nor daring was Columbus, venturing all that he was to the unknown, than was Jerry in venturing this jungle-darkness of black Malaita.
I understand that you belittle all sentiments of generosity and kindliness, but I do not, and I can convince your most doughty warrior that these characteristics are not incompatible with an ability to fight.
And so it was that a score of the fleetest and most doughty warriors of the tribe set out in pursuit of Korak and Akut but a few minutes after they had left the scene of The Killer's many depredations.
Years ago, when I used to wander of an evening from the fireside to the pleasant land of fairy-tales, I met a doughty knight and true.
His title of Captain of the Kaolian Road explained his timely presence in the heart of the savage forest, for every highway upon Barsoom is patrolled by doughty warriors of the noble class, nor is there any service more honorable than this lonely and dangerous duty in the less frequented sections of the domains of the red men of Barsoom.
Here is one you will be glad to meet--a doughty panthan--" He hesitated.
Besides, Romance had gilded him, this doughty, rough-hewn adventurer of the North, this man of many deeds and many millions, who had come down out of the Arctic to wrestle and fight so masterfully with the men of the South.
From this spot I will not rise, valiant and doughty knight, until your goodness and courtesy grant me a boon, which will redound to the honour and renown of your person and render a service to the most disconsolate and afflicted damsel the sun has seen; and if the might of your strong arm corresponds to the repute of your immortal fame, you are bound to aid the helpless being who, led by the savour of your renowned name, hath come from far distant lands to seek your aid in her misfortunes.