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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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University of the Philppines, for all the valiancy it displayed this week, is already scratched off the guest list joining fellow eliminated teams University of Santo Tomas and University of the East.
where D is the chloride diffusion coefficient ([cm.sup.2]/s), / is the flux of chloride ions (mol/[cm.sup.2]s), R is the gas constant (8.314 J/K mol), T is the absolute temperature (300 K), L is the thickness of the specimen (cm), Z is the valiancy of chloride ion (Z = 1), F is the Faradays constant (9.648 x [10.sup.4] J/V mol), [C.sub.0] is the initial chloride ion concentration (mol/l), and E is the applied potential (60 V).
For no one is hero to his own valiancy. Let wisdom prevail.