- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||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.
- bravery, guts, mettle, nerve, valor
- similar words:
- audacity, daring, gallantry, heart, heroism, pluck, prowess, spunk
||backbone, character, chivalry, grit, nerve
The word courage
contains the following parts:
cor2, cour2, cord
that means heart
- cardi, cardio
that means act, process, or result of (the action indicated by the verb base)
More about this word part:
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
, store + -age
) Some nouns ending in -age
are loan words from French (voyage
) whose bases are Latin roots.