(comparative more doughtily, superlative most doughtily)
- In a doughty manner.
doughty + -ly
Variant of doughty
Now Rare valiant; brave
Origin of doughtyMiddle English ; from Old English dohtig, altered ; from dyhtig (after dohte, past tense of dugan, to avail), akin to German tüchtig, fit, good, excellent ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dheugh-, to press, give abundantly