Courage

Definition of Courage

Cour´age   Pronunciation: kŭr´ãj; 48
n.1.The heart; spirit; temper; disposition.
So priketh hem nature in here corages.
- Chaucer.
My lord, cheer up your spirits; our foes are nigh,
and this soft courage makes your followers faint.
- Shak.
2.Heart; inclination; desire; will.
I'd such a courage to do him good.
- Shak.
3.That quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear, or fainting of heart; valor; boldness; resolution.
The king-becoming graces . . .
Devotion, patience, courage, fortitude,
I have no relish of them.
- Shak.
Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it.
- Addison.
v. t.1.To inspire with courage; to encourage.
Paul writeth unto Timothy . . . to courage him.
- Tyndale.

Related Words

arrogance, assurance, assuredness, audacity, backbone, balls, belief, bottle, bottom, certitude, cocksureness, confidence, confidentness, conviction, dauntlessness, determination, doughtiness, faith, firmness, gallantry, gameness, grit, guts, heart, heroism, hubris, mettlesomeness, moxie, nerve, overconfidence, oversureness, overweening, overweeningness, persistence, pith, pluck, pluckiness, poise, pomposity, positiveness, pride, resolution, sand, security, self-assurance, self-confidence, self-importance, self-reliance, settled belief, spunk, spunkiness, stamina, subjective certainty, sureness, surety, tenacity, toughness, true grit, trust
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