courage, courageousness, bravery, braveness(noun)
a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
The quality of a confident character not to be afraid or intimidated easily but without being incautious or inconsiderate.
The ability to do things which one finds frightening.
Origin: From corage (French: courage), from cor. Distantly related to cardiac, which is from Greek, but from the same Proto-Indo-European root.
the heart; spirit; temper; disposition
heart; inclination; desire; will
that quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear, or fainting of heart; valor; boldness; resolution
Courage is the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Physical courage is courage in the face of physical pain, hardship, death, or threat of death, while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, or discouragement. In some traditions, fortitude holds approximately the same meaning as courage. In the Western tradition, notable thoughts on courage have come from philosophers such as Aristotle, Aquinas and Kierkegaard; in the Eastern tradition, some thoughts on courage were offered by the Tao Te Ching. More recently, courage has been explored by the discipline of psychology.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kur′āj, n. the quality that enables men to meet dangers without fear: bravery: spirit.—interj. take courage!—adj. Courā′geous, full of courage: brave.—adv. Courā′geously.—n. Courā′geousness.—Dutch courage, a fictitious courage induced by drinking; Pluck up one's courage, to nerve one's self to something daring; The courage of one's convictions, courage to act up to or consistently with one's opinions. [O. Fr. corage (Fr. courage), from L. cor, the heart.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A matter of the red corpuscle. 2. A matter of getting used to it. (It is oxygen that makes every attack, and without oxygen in his blood to back him, a man attacks nothing--not even a pie.--From Wilbur Nesbit's book _Bunc as I Have Found It_.)
The ability and knowing to trust, listen and follow your heart and soul, to act and behave in a just manner when you know in your heart and soul what you feel intuitively is honest and just and other people perceive your truth differently.
The Prime minister had the courage to take the government reform to the next level as he felt intuitively this is what the people wanted and was in line with empowerment and freedom for the people he represented.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'courage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4698
Rank popularity for the word 'courage' in Nouns Frequency: #1919
The numerical value of courage in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of courage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I must say that was reckless courage, not true courage, no matter how high his aspirations might have been.
If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand, it's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see through it no matter what.
I froze trying to assess the situation and Mick fought and it was probably that that gave me the courage to go toward him, i think if any award was going to be given out, they definitely go to Mick for his amazing courage. I don't know how many people would have taken that thing on.
Last, but by no means least, courage-moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world ;is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle-the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your ;conscience on the other.
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- dapperheid, moedAfrikaans
- адвага, храбрасць, смеласць, мужнасцьBelarusian
- храброст, решителност, кураж, смелост, мъжествоBulgarian
- སྙིང་སྟོབསTibetan Standard
- coratge, valorCatalan, Valencian
- odvaha, kuráž, statečnostCzech
- mod, tapperhedDanish
- Courage, Mut, TapferkeitGerman
- κουράγιο, θάρροςGreek
- valentía, coraje, valorSpanish
- vaprus, julgusEstonian
- جرات, جسارت, شهامت, شجاعتPersian
- urhoollisuus, urheus, rohkeusFinnish
- áræði, treysti, dirvi, mótFaroese
- moedWestern Frisian
- tapachdScottish Gaelic
- խիզախություն, քաջություն, արիությունArmenian
- kjarkur, hugrekkiIcelandic
- 勇気, 度胸Japanese
- kawenan, waniJavanese
- გულადობა, მამაცობა, ვაჟკაცობაGeorgian
- батылдық, аужарлықKazakh
- 勇氣, 용기Korean
- bistehî, mêranî, wêrekî, curet, cesaret, پاڵهوانیKurdish
- кайрат, кайраттуулук, жүрөктүүлүкKyrgyz
- animus, audentia, fortitudo, virtusLatin
- ຄວາມກ້າຫານ, ເສົາຣະຍະLao
- toa, hautoa, māiaMāori
- храброст, смелостMacedonian
- эр зоригMongolian
- धाड़सी, धाडसMarathi
- mot, tapperhetNorwegian
- dapperheid, moedDutch
- męstwo, śmiałość, odwagaPolish
- valentia, coragem, audáciaPortuguese
- смелость, мужество, храбрость, отвага, решительностьRussian
- храброст, smelost, hrabrost, смелостSerbo-Croatian
- hrabrost, pogumSlovene
- trimëri, guximAlbanian
- mod, tapperhetSwedish
- ҷасурӣ, ҷуръат, далерӣ, ҷасорат, диловарӣTajik
- batyrlyk, mertlik, ýüreklilikTurkmen
- lakas ng loob, tapang, katapanganTagalog
- cesaret, yüreklilikTurkish
- хоробрість, мужність, сміливість, відвагаUkrainian
- jasurlik, mardlik, botirlikUzbek
- can đảmVietnamese
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