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Courage vs. Guts

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Couragenoun

The quality of being confident, not afraid or easily intimidated, but without being incautious or inconsiderate.

‘It takes a lot of courage to be successful in business.’;

Gutsnoun

plural of gut

Couragenoun

The ability to do things which one finds frightening.

‘He plucked up the courage to tell her how he felt.’;

Gutsnoun

The entrails or contents of the abdomen.

Courageverb

(obsolete) To encourage.

Gutsnoun

(slang) Courage; determination.

‘It must have taken some guts to speak in front of that audience.’; ‘She doesn't take any nonsense from anyone—she's got guts.’;

Couragenoun

The heart; spirit; temper; disposition.

‘So priketh hem nature in here corages.’; ‘My lord, cheer up your spirits; our foes are nigh,and this soft courage makes your followers faint.’;

Gutsnoun

(slang) Content, substance.

‘His speech had no guts in it.’;

Couragenoun

Heart; inclination; desire; will.

‘I'd such a courage to do him good.’;

Gutsnoun

(in the plural) The essential, core parts.

‘He knew all about the guts of the business, how things actually get done.’;

Couragenoun

That quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear, or fainting of heart; valor; boldness; resolution.

‘The king-becoming graces . . . Devotion, patience, courage, fortitude,I have no relish of them.’; ‘Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it.’;

Gutsnoun

(slang) One's innermost feelings.

‘If you need someone to spill your guts out to, I'm here.’;

Courageverb

To inspire with courage; to encourage.

‘Paul writeth unto Timothy . . . to courage him.’;

Gutsverb

(informal) To show determination or courage (especially in the combination guts out).

‘He gutsed out a 6-1 win.’;

Couragenoun

a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger of pain without showing fear

Gutsnoun

fortitude and determination;

‘he didn't have the guts to try it’;

Couragenoun

the ability to do something that frightens one; bravery

‘she called on all her courage to face the ordeal’;

Couragenoun

strength in the face of pain or grief

‘he fought his illness with great courage’;

Courage

Courage (also called bravery or valour) is the choice and willingness to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Valour is courage or bravery, especially in battle.

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