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val·iant

 (văl′yənt)
adj.
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.

valiant

(ˈvæljənt)
adj
1. courageous, intrepid, or stout-hearted; brave
2. marked by bravery or courage: a valiant deed.
[C14: from Old French vaillant, from valoir to be of value, from Latin valēre to be strong]
ˈvaliance, ˈvaliancy n
ˈvaliantly adv

val•iant

(ˈvæl yənt)

adj.
1. boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted.
2. marked by or showing bravery or valor; heroic: a valiant effort.
[1275–1325; Middle English valia(u)nt < Anglo-French; Middle French vaillant, present participle of valoir to be of worth < Latin valēre; see -ant]
val′ian•cy (-yən si) val′iance, n.
val′iant•ly, adv.
syn: See brave.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.valiant - having or showing valorvaliant - having or showing valor; "a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack"; "a valiant soldier"
brave, courageous - possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"

valiant

valiant

adjective
Translations
شُجاع، باسِل
statečný
tapper
bátorhősiesmerészvitéz
hugrakkur, hetjulegur
drosmīgsdrošsirdīgs

valiant

[ˈvælɪənt] ADJ (poet) [person] → valiente, valeroso; [effort] → valeroso

valiant

[ˈvæliənt] adj [effort, attempt] → vaillant(e) before n

valiant

adj
(liter) soldier, deedtapfer, kühn (geh)
he made a valiant effort to save herer unternahm einen kühnen Versuch, sie zu retten; she made a valiant effort to smilesie versuchte tapfer zu lächeln; never mind, it was a valiant attemptmachen Sie sich nichts draus, es war ein löblicher Versuch

valiant

[ˈvæljənt] adj (liter) → coraggioso/a, valoroso/a
a valiant knight → un prode cavaliere

valiant

(ˈvӕliənt) adjective
(of a person, his actions etc) brave, courageous or heroic. valiant deeds; He was valiant in battle.
ˈvaliantly adverb

valiant

a. valiente.
References in classic literature ?
Valiant and skillful hast thou proved thyself in the conflict, and I hereby thank thee, before proceeding to discharge other and more important duties, because thou hast proved thyself well worthy of a Christian's praise.
And consequently Derick and all his host were now in valiant chase of this unnearable brute.
The fall of one small stone cast by the valiant Elijah, known as "the fighting twin," did break the stillness of the woods for a moment, but it did not come within a hundred yards of Minnie, who shouted "Jail Birds" at the top of her lungs and then turned, with an agreeable feeling of excitement, to meet Rebecca, standing perfectly still in the path, with a day of reckoning plainly set forth in her blazing eyes.
Returning in less than three minutes, a warder announced ``that the Prior Aymer of Jorvaulx, and the good knight Brian de Bois-Guilbert, commander of the valiant and venerable order of Knights Templars, with a small retinue, requested hospitality and lodging for the night, being on their way to a tournament which was to be held not far from Ashby-de-la-Zouche, on the second day from the present.
Rikki, the valiant, the true, Tikki, with eyeballs of flame, Rikk-tikki-tikki, the ivory-fanged, the hunter with eyeballs of flame!
My oath on it," said Andres, "your worship will be well advised to obey the command of that good knight- may he live a thousand years- for, as he is a valiant and just judge, by Roque, if you do not pay me, he will come back and do as he said.
Mercenaries and auxiliaries are useless and dangerous; and if one holds his state based on these arms, he will stand neither firm nor safe; for they are disunited, ambitious, and without discipline, unfaithful, valiant before friends, cowardly before enemies; they have neither the fear of God nor fidelity to men, and destruction is deferred only so long as the attack is; for in peace one is robbed by them, and in war by the enemy.
It will be a sorry tale hereafter that an Achaean host, at once so great and valiant, battled in vain against men fewer in number than themselves; but as yet the end is not in sight.
A man would die, though he were neither valiant, nor miserable, only upon a weariness to do the same thing so oft, over and over.
He recalled to his mind the old soldier; all those enemies of Porthos brought to earth by his valiant hand; he reckoned up the numbers of them, and said to himself that Porthos had acted wisely, not to enumerate his enemies or the injuries done to them, or the task would have been too much for the reader.
We do not need your good offices as herald here, Sir John," said he in a low but clear voice; "these valiant knights are very well known to me.
The Valiant Soldier is pretty well known hereabouts.