Bravery

  • 1 Bravery — Brav er*y, n. [Cf. F. braverie.] 1. The quality of being brave; fearless; intrepidity. [1913 Webster] Remember, sir, my liege, . . . The natural bravery of your isle. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of braving; defiance; bravado. [Obs.] [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 bravery — bravery, bravado, bravura Bravery is a general word for ‘being brave’ or ‘brave action’ (as a virtue), whereas bravado means ‘ostentatious courage or boldness’, often concealing fear or reluctance: • It was a gesture of bravado rather than a… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 bravery — index spirit, tolerance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 bravery — (n.) 1540s, daring, defiance, boasting, from Fr. braverie, from braver to brave (see BRAVE (Cf. brave)) or else from cognate It. braveria, from bravare. No Man is an Atheist, however he pretend it and serve the Company with his Braveries. [Donne …

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  • 5 bravery — [n] boldness courage, daring, dauntlessness, fearlessness, fortitude, gallantry, grit, guts, hardiness, heroism, indomitability, intrepidity, mettle, pluck, pluckiness, spirit, spunk, valor; concepts 411,633 Ant. cowardice, diffidence, humility,… …

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  • 6 bravery — [brāv′ər ē] n. [Fr braverie, gallantry, splendor < BRAVE] 1. the quality of being brave; courage; valor 2. fine appearance, show, or dress; showiness …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Bravery — The Bravery Gründung 2003 Genre Indie Rock Website http://www.thebravery.com/ Aktuelle Besetzung Gesang, Gitarre Sam Endicott Gitarre Mich …

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  • 8 bravery — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ exceptional, extraordinary, great, outstanding VERB + BRAVERY ▪ demonstrate, display, show ▪ …

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  • 9 Bravery — This unusual name which would seem to be wholly British is in fact in origin Spanish Portuguese! It derives from the late Medieval period when Portugal became Britains oldest ally, the literal meaning being one who is fierce clearly a descriptive …

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  • 10 bravery — n. to demonstrate, display, exhibit, show; inspire bravery * * * [ breɪv(ə)rɪ] display exhibit inspire bravery show to demonstrate …

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  • 11 bravery — brav|er|y [ breıvəri ] noun uncount brave behavior: COURAGE: an award for bravery bravery in the face of danger …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 bravery — [[t]bre͟ɪvəri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Bravery is brave behaviour or the quality of being brave. He deserves the highest praise for his bravery. Syn: courage Ant: cowardice …

    English dictionary

  • 13 bravery — UK [ˈbreɪvərɪ] / US noun [uncountable] brave behaviour an award for bravery bravery in the face of danger …

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  • 14 bravery — brav|e|ry [ˈbreıvəri] n [U] actions, behaviour, or an attitude that shows courage and confidence = ↑courage ▪ an act of great bravery …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 bravery — noun (U) actions, behaviour, or an attitude that shows courage and confidence: an act of great bravery …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 bravery — noun the bravery witnessed here today will never be forgotten Syn: courage, valor, intrepidity, nerve, daring, fearlessness, audacity, boldness, dauntlessness, stoutheartedness, heroism; backbone, grit, true grit, pluck, spine, spirit, mettle; …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 bravery — brave ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing courage. ► NOUN dated ▪ an American Indian warrior. ► VERB ▪ endure or face (unpleasant conditions) with courage. DERIVATIVES bravely adverb bravery noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 bravery — noun (plural eries) Date: 1548 1. the quality or state of being brave ; courage 2. a. fine clothes b. showy display …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 bravery — /bray veuh ree, brayv ree/, n., pl. braveries. 1. brave spirit or conduct; courage; valor. 2. showiness; splendor; magnificence. [1540 50; prob. < It braveria, equiv. to brav(are) to brave + eria ERY] Syn. 1. intrepidity, fearlessness, boldness,… …

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  • 20 bravery — noun a) Being brave, courageousness. b) A brave act. Syn: courageousness, fearlessness, courage, pluck, valor See Also …

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