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Synonyms

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

formal 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

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character

noun

good personal qualities, especially the qualities of being brave and determined when doing something difficult

courage

noun

the ability to be brave when you are in great pain

cowardice

noun

behaviour that shows you are not brave enough to fight or do something difficult or dangerous that you should do

daring

noun

the brave attitude of someone who does new and different things, even if they might offend or upset some people

derring-do

noun

humorous exciting and dangerous things that brave people do in stories

exploit

noun

something unusual that someone does that you think is brave, exciting, or entertaining

fortitude

noun

formal a brave and determined attitude

gumption

noun

the quality of being sensible and brave enough to do the right thing in a difficult situation

guts

noun

informal the quality of being brave and determined

hold no terrors for someone

to not make someone afraid, worried, or nervous

nerves of steel

the ability to control your fear and remain calm even in extremely dangerous or difficult situations

spine

noun

informal the determination and strong personality that you need in order to do what is right or to deal with a dangerous or difficult situation

spunk

noun

informal a brave or determined attitude

temerity

noun

formal the confidence to do or say something, especially when this seems rude or surprising

valor

the American spelling of valour

valour

noun

formal the quality of being very brave, especially in war

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