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Cowardly vs. Brave

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Cowardlyadjective

Showing cowardice; lacking in courage; weakly fearful.

Braveadjective

Strong in the face of fear; courageous.

Cowardlyadverb

(archaic) In the manner of a coward, cowardlily.

Braveadjective

(obsolete) Having any sort of superiority or excellence.

Cowardlyadjective

Wanting courage; basely or weakly timid or fearful; pusillanimous; spiritless.

‘The cowardly rascals that ran from the battle.’;

Braveadjective

Making a fine show or display.

Cowardlyadjective

Proceeding from fear of danger or other consequences; befitting a coward; dastardly; base; as, cowardly malignity.

‘The cowardly rashness of those who dare not look danger in the face.’;

Bravenoun

A Native American warrior.

Cowardlyadverb

In the manner of a coward.

Bravenoun

(obsolete) A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.

Cowardlyadjective

lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted;

‘cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then’;

Bravenoun

(obsolete) A challenge; a defiance; bravado.

Braveverb

(transitive) To encounter with courage and fortitude, to defy, to provoke.

‘After braving tricks on the high-dive, he braved a jump off the first diving platform.’;

Braveverb

To adorn; to make fine or showy.

Braveadjective

Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; - opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act.

Braveadjective

Having any sort of superiority or excellence; - especially such as in conspicuous.

‘Iron is a brave commodity where wood aboundeth.’; ‘It being a brave day, I walked to Whitehall.’;

Braveadjective

Making a fine show or display.

‘Wear my dagger with the braver grace.’; ‘For I have gold, and therefore will be brave.In silks I'll rattle it of every color.’; ‘Frog and lizard in holiday coatsAnd turtle brave in his golden spots.’;

Bravenoun

A brave person; one who is daring.

‘The star-spangled banner, O,long may it waveO'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.’;

Bravenoun

Specifically, an Indian warrior.

Bravenoun

A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.

‘Hot braves like thee may fight.’;

Bravenoun

A challenge; a defiance; bravado.

‘Demetrius, thou dost overween in all;And so in this, to bear me down with braves.’;

Braveverb

To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare.

‘These I can brave, but those I can not bear.’;

Braveverb

To adorn; to make fine or showy.

‘Thou [a tailor whom Grunio was browbeating] hast braved meny men; brave not me; I'll neither be faced or braved.’;

Bravenoun

a North American Indian warrior

Bravenoun

people who are brave;

‘the home of the free and the brave’;

Braveverb

face or endure with courage;

‘She braved the elements’;

Braveadjective

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’; ‘a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain’; ‘set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory’;

Braveadjective

invulnerable to fear or intimidation;

‘audacious explorers’; ‘fearless reporters and photographers’; ‘intrepid pioneers’;

Braveadjective

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’;

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