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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kuh-rey-juh s]
    • /kəˈreɪ dʒəs/
    • /kəˈreɪʤəsnəs /
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh-rey-juh s]
    • /kəˈreɪ dʒəs/

Definitions of courageousness word

  • adjective courageousness possessing or characterized by courage; brave: a courageous speech against the dictator. 1
  • noun courageousness The state of being courageous. 1

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Origin of courageousness

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English corageous < Anglo-French curajous, Old French corageus, equivalent to corage courage + -eus -eous

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Parts of speech for Courageousness


courageousness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

courageousness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for courageousness

noun courageousness

  • fearlessness — without fear; bold or brave; intrepid.
  • heart — Anatomy. a hollow, pumplike organ of blood circulation, composed mainly of rhythmically contractile smooth muscle, located in the chest between the lungs and slightly to the left and consisting of four chambers: a right atrium that receives blood returning from the body via the superior and inferior vena cavae, a right ventricle that pumps the blood through the pulmonary artery to the lungs for oxygenation, a left atrium that receives the oxygenated blood via the pulmonary veins and passes it through the mitral valve, and a left ventricle that pumps the oxygenated blood, via the aorta, throughout the body.
  • valiancy — valiant nature or quality; valor; bravery; courage.
  • boldness — not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring: a bold hero.
  • daring — People who are daring are willing to do or say things which are new or which might shock or anger other people.

Antonyms for courageousness

noun courageousness

  • cowardice — Cowardice is cowardly behaviour.
  • fear — a river in SE North Carolina. 202 miles (325 km) long.
  • timidity — lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy.

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