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brave

brave

 
 
pronunciation:
breIv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: braver, bravest
definition 1: ready to face pain or danger; courageous.
a brave knight
synonyms:
bold, courageous, fearless, game, intrepid, valiant, valorous
antonyms:
cowardly, craven, fainthearted, pusillanimous, spineless
similar words:
audacious, daring, dauntless, determined, gritty, gutsy, heroic, lionhearted, mettlesome, nervy, plucky, resolute, stout-hearted, undaunted
definition 2: characterized by lack of fear; courageous.
Running into the fire to save the child was a brave act.
synonyms:
courageous
antonyms:
afraid, cowardly
similar words:
bold, daring
definition 3: fine; splendid; admirable.
synonyms:
admirable, excellent, splendid
similar words:
elegant, fine, natty, smart
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a North American Indian warrior.
similar words:
fighter, Indian, warrior
definition 2: a person who is courageous.
synonyms:
hero, heroine
similar words:
gallant, knight, paladin, valiant
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: braved, braves, braving
definition: to face or endure with courage.
The ship's crew braved the terrible storm.
synonyms:
confront, endure, face, meet, weather
similar words:
bear, suffer, survive, withstand
derivations: bravely (adv.), braveness (n.)
Word Builder: brave +
  • bravely:
    in a brave way.
  • bravery:
    courage.
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