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- 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"
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