val´iant|ness


val´iant|ness
val|iant «VAL yuhnt», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. having courage; brave; courageous: »

a valiant soldier.

2. showing courage; heroic: »

a valiant deed.

–n.
a brave or courageous person: »

Wealth…is the possession of the valuable by the valiant (John Ruskin). Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once (Shakespeare).

[< Anglo-French, Old French vaillant, valiant, present participle of valeir (originally) be strong < Latin valēre]
val´iant|ly, adverb.
val´iant|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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