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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 ?
There was the doughty doughnut, the tender olykoek, and the crisp and crumbling cruller; sweet cakes and short cakes, ginger cakes and honey cakes, and the whole family of cakes.
He was a doughty warrior and found a deep joy in battle.
a meet conveyance for the crusader, whose doughty arm was to reconquer the Holy Sepulchre
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.
And Ethelred, who was by nature of a doughty heart, and who was now mighty withal, on account of the powerfulness of the wine which he had drunken, waited no longer to hold parley with the hermit, who, in sooth, was of an obstinate and maliceful turn, but, feeling the rain upon his shoulders, and fearing the rising of the tempest, uplifted his mace outright, and, with blows, made quickly room in the plankings of the door for his gauntleted hand; and now pulling therewith sturdily, he so cracked, and ripped, and tore all asunder, that the noise of the dry and hollow-sounding wood alarmed and reverberated throughout the forest.
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.
Mars and Minerva made me doughty in war; when I had picked my men to surprise the enemy with an ambuscade I never gave death so much as a thought, but was the first to leap forward and spear all whom I could overtake.
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.
Even Achilles, who is far more doughty than you are, shrank from meeting him in battle.
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.