Prowess definition

prouĭs
Distinguished bravery or courage, especially in battle; heroism.
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Superior ability, skill, etc.
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Superior strength, courage, or daring, especially in battle.
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Superior skill or ability.
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Prowess is defined as courage or skill.

An example of prowess is a brave soldier.

An example of prowess is an excellent chef.

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Bravery; valor.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
prowess
Plural:
prowesses

Origin of prowess

  • Middle English prowesse from Old French proesse from prud, prou brave proud

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

  • From Old French proeche (Modern French: prouesse)

    From Wiktionary