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English definition of “courageous”

courageous

adjective uk   /kəˈreɪ.dʒəs/ us  
C1 having or showing courage: It was a courageous decision to resign in protest at the company's pollution record. It was courageous of her to challenge the managing director's decision.
Synonym
Brave and courageous
courageously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Brave and courageous
(Definition of courageous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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