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Possessing or exhibiting valor; brave: a valiant knight; a valiant effort. See Synonyms at brave.

[Middle English, from Old French vaillant, from Latin valēns, valent-, present participle of valēre, to be strong; see wal- in Indo-European roots.]

val′ian·cy, val′iance, val′iant·ness n.
val′iant·ly adv.


bravery or courage. Also valience.
See also: Courage
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.valiancy - the qualities of a hero or heroinevaliancy - 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"
braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness - a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear


2. The quality or state of being heroic:
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Al-Ghanim extolled Murad's valiancy, vowing that the Arab Inter-parliamentary Union (AIPU) would vigorously pursue the issue.
The story of the woman who stole in the hospital is also recorded to emphasize that not all women are saints, as the story of the man that dared anybody to come near his baby and wife because the boy was born with teeth was also recorded to portray the valiancy of men as Efuru says of the man that 'he must be a remarkable man' (170) in response to Nwabata's statement that the mother of the child was strengthened to go against custom by her husband.
8220;Often times a veteran's service does not end with his or her discharge; we see their dedication to serving their country beyond military service and wanted to recognize their ongoing valiancy and commitment to their own community,” commented event Chair, Troy C.