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courage

cour·age

courage

 
pronunciation:
kuh rihj
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part of speech: noun
definition: the quality of will that enables a person to confront fear or danger regardless of the consequences; bravery.
It took courage to attempt such a dangerous rescue.She faced her illness with courage.He showed courage in standing up for what he believes in.
 
synonyms:
bravery, guts, mettle, nerve, valor
antonyms:
cowardice
similar words:
audacity, daring, gallantry, heart, heroism, pluck, prowess, spunk
Word Parts
The word courage contains the following parts:
cor2, cour2, cord Latin root that means heart
synonyms:
cardi, cardio
 
-age Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or result of (the action indicated by the verb base)
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The suffix -age attaches primarily to bases that are English verbs to form nouns. Base-final y becomes i and base-final silent e is dropped before ľage (carry + -age > carriage , store + -age > storage ) Some nouns ending in -age are loan words from French (voyage , courage ) whose bases are Latin roots.