Courage meaning

kûrĭj, kŭr-
The attitude of facing and dealing with anything recognized as dangerous, difficult, or painful, instead of withdrawing from it; quality of being fearless or brave; valor.
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The definition of courage is the bravery and/or strength to do something that could be dangerous.

An example of courage is the ability to stand up to a bully.

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The ability to do things which one finds frightening.
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The quality of a confident character not to be afraid or intimidated easily but without being incautious or inconsiderate.
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The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.
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(obsolete) To encourage. [15th-17th c.]
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(obs.) Mind; purpose; spirit.
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the courage of one's convictions
  • the courage to do what one thinks is right
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the courage of one's convictions

Origin of courage

  • Middle English corage from Old French from Vulgar Latin corāticum from Latin cor heart kerd- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French corage (French: courage), from Latin cor (“heart”). Distantly related to cardiac (“of the heart”), which is from Greek, but from the same Proto-Indo-European root.

    From Wiktionary