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Bravery and brave behaviour

bravery

noun

brave behaviour

courage

noun

the ability to do something that you know is right or good, even though it is dangerous, frightening, or very difficult

daring

noun

the brave attitude of someone who does dangerous things without being afraid

heroism

noun

impressive actions that prove someone is very brave

nobility

noun

an honest and brave way of behaving that people admire

bravado

noun

a brave and confident way of behaving, especially when you do not really feel like this

heroics

noun

very brave and impressive actions. People often use this word when they think someone’s actions are too dangerous and unnecessary.

gallantry

noun

brave behaviour, especially when fighting in a war

nerve

noun

the ability to control your fear and remain determined when you are doing something difficult or dangerous

pluck

noun

the quality of being brave and determined

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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