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valiant

val·iant

valiant

 
 
pronunciation:
vael ynt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: showing or characterized by courage in both spirit and action; brave; heroic.
It is a story of valiant knights and noble deeds.
synonyms:
brave, courageous, doughty, greathearted, valorous
antonyms:
cowardly, pusillanimous
similar words:
bold, chivalrous, daring, dashing, dauntless, fearless, gallant, herculean, heroic, intrepid, lionhearted, mettlesome, resolute, stalwart, stout-hearted
definition 2: determined or praiseworthy.
Although they failed, they put in a valiant effort.
synonyms:
heroic, praiseworthy
similar words:
admirable, brave, determined, gallant, noble, sturdy, worthy
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part of speech: noun
definition: a brave or heroic person.
synonyms:
brave
similar words:
gallant, hero, heroine, stalwart, warrior
derivation: valiantly (adv.)