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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brave(noun)

    a North American Indian warrior

    cautious, timid, colorless, fearful, chicken, yellow-bellied, unmanly, poor-spirited, poltroon, craven, yellow, pusillanimous, fainthearted, dastardly, colourless, white-livered, faint-hearted, funky, caitiff, faint, chickenhearted, recreant, dastard(a), cowardly, lily-livered

  2. brave(adj)

    people who are brave

    "the home of the free and the brave"

    cautious, timid, fainthearted, colorless, faint-hearted, colourless, yellow, chicken, funky, craven, white-livered, yellow-bellied, dastard(a), unmanly, fearful, cowardly, dastardly, recreant, faint, lily-livered, caitiff, poltroon, chickenhearted, poor-spirited, pusillanimous

  3. brave, courageous(adj)

    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"

    hardy, brave, dauntless, courageous, gay, intrepid, unfearing, fearless, braw, audacious

    cautious, timid, poltroon, colorless, fainthearted, recreant, dastard(a), colourless, dastardly, poor-spirited, craven, yellow, chicken, lily-livered, funky, fearful, yellow-bellied, pusillanimous, cowardly, caitiff, white-livered, faint, unmanly, faint-hearted, chickenhearted

  4. audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing(adj)

    invulnerable to fear or intimidation

    "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"

    unfearing, venturous, intrepid, courageous, brave, bald-faced, bodacious, braw, unafraid(p), barefaced, brassy, stout, brazen-faced, gay, daring, sturdy, venturesome, insolent, stalwart, fearless, hardy, dauntless, audacious, brazen

    timid, cautious, dastardly, cowardly, chicken, pusillanimous, colourless, fainthearted, yellow-bellied, fearful, faint, poltroon, yellow, dastard(a), poor-spirited, colorless, chickenhearted, recreant, white-livered, lily-livered, caitiff, unmanly, craven, faint-hearted, funky

  5. brave, braw, gay(verb)

    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"

    unfearing, intrepid, jocund, jovial, festive, brave, courageous, homophile(a), braw, sunny, gay, audacious, cheery, mirthful, merry, fearless, hardy, dauntless, festal, jolly

    cautious, timid, recreant, faint-hearted, colorless, dastardly, funky, colourless, poltroon, chicken, yellow, lily-livered, yellow-bellied, dastard(a), white-livered, craven, pusillanimous, caitiff, chickenhearted, fainthearted, unmanly, poor-spirited, cowardly, faint, fearful

  6. weather, endure, brave, brave out(verb)

    face and withstand with courage

    "She braved the elements"

    go, live, put up, stand, last, brave out, brave, support, hold up, hold out, persist, stomach, digest, suffer, live on, brook, prevail, stick out, run, tolerate, wear, endure, survive, bear, abide, weather, die hard

    timid, cautious, faint-hearted, cowardly, unmanly, chickenhearted, caitiff, faint, yellow-bellied, poltroon, white-livered, lily-livered, colourless, colorless, recreant, chicken, craven, poor-spirited, dastard(a), pusillanimous, fearful, yellow, fainthearted, funky, dastardly


  1. brave(noun)

    resilient, doughty, courageous, stalwart

    cowardly, mean, fearful, weak

  2. brave(adjective)

    Strong in the face of fear; courageous.

    stalwart, doughty, courageous, resilient

    mean, cowardly, weak, fearful

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. brave

    The adventurous man goes in quest of danger; the bold man stands out and faces danger or censure; the brave man combines confidence with resolution in presence of danger; the chivalrous man puts himself in peril for others' protection. The daring step out to defy danger; the dauntless will not flinch before anything that may come to them; the doughty will give and take limitless hard knocks. The adventurous find something romantic in dangerous enterprises; the venturesome may be simply heedless, reckless, or ignorant. All great explorers have been adventurous; children, fools, and criminals are venturesome. The fearless and intrepid possess unshaken nerves in any place of danger. Courageous is more than brave, adding a moral element: the courageous man steadily encounters perils to which he may be keenly sensitive, at the call of duty; the gallant are brave in a dashing, showy, and splendid way; the valiant not only dare great dangers, but achieve great results; the heroic are nobly daring and dauntless, truly chivalrous, sublimely courageous. Compare FORTITUDE.

    adventurous, bold, chivalric, chivalrous, courageous, daring, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, heroic, intrepid, undaunted, undismayed, valiant, venturesome

    afraid, cowardly, cringing, faint-hearted, fearful, frightened, pusillanimous, shrinking, timid, timorous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. brave(a.)

    fearless (from temperament), COURAGEOUS, intrepid, daring, undaunted, dauntless, valiant, bold, chivalrous, chivalric, gallant, valorous, doughty, heroic, spartan, lion-hearted

  2. brave(n.)

    [Rare.] bully, hector, blusterer

  3. brave(n.)

    indian warrior

  4. brave(v. a.)

    defy, dare, challenge, set at defiance

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