Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 02/16/16 Courage

Courage (noun, idioms)
courage [kur-ij, kuhr-]


noun
1. the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.
2. Obsolete. the heart as the source of emotion.

Idioms
3. have the courage of one's convictions, to act in accordance with one's beliefs, especially in spite of criticism.

Synonyms
1. fearlessness, dauntlessness, intrepidity, pluck, spirit. Courage, bravery, valor, bravado refer to qualities of spirit and conduct. Courage permits one to face extreme dangers and difficulties without fear: to take(or lose) courage. Bravery implies true courage with daring and an intrepid boldness: bravery in a battle. Valor implies heroic courage: valor in fighting for the right. Bravado is now usually a boastful and ostentatious pretense of courage or bravery: empty bravado.

Antonyms
1. cowardice.

Origin: 1250-1300; Middle English corage < Old French, equivalent to cuer heart (< Latin cor; see heart ) + -age -age

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