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English definition of “valiant”


adjective     /ˈvæl.i.ənt/
very brave or bravely determined, especially when things are difficult or the situation gives no cause for hope: The company has made a valiant effort/attempt in the last two years to make itself more efficient.Brave and courageous valiantly     /-li/ adverb Brave and courageous
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