Synonyms of brave


1. brave, warrior

usage: a North American Indian warrior

2. brave, people

usage: people who are brave; "the home of the free and the brave"


1. weather, endure, brave, brave out, defy, withstand, hold, hold up

usage: face and withstand with courage; "She braved the elements"


1. brave (vs. cowardly), courageous, desperate, heroic, gallant, game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky, lionhearted, stalwart, stouthearted, undaunted, valiant, valorous, adventurous#1, adventuresome, bold, resolute, unafraid#1, fearless

usage: possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"

2. audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing, bold (vs. timid)

usage: invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"

3. brave, braw, gay, colorful (vs. colorless), colourful (vs. colourless)

usage: brightly colored and showy; "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"; "`braw' is a Scottish word"; "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage"

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Definition and meaning of brave (Dictionary)