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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.
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bravery or courage. Also valience.See also: Courage
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|Noun||1.||valiancy - 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"|
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1. The quality of mind enabling one to face danger or hardship resolutely:
braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, fortitude, gallantry, gameness, heart, intrepidity, intrepidness, mettle, nerve, pluck, pluckiness, spirit, stoutheartedness, undauntedness, valiance, valiantness, valor.
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