10 English Adjectives to Describe Courage

Here you will learn 10 advanced adjectives to describe courage in English. Chivalrous, audacious, valiant meaning.

These vocabulary words will help you improve your English from intermediate to advanced level. These adjectives are also very useful for your written English essays. Particularly if you plan to take English proficiency exams such as CAE, FCE or IELTS.

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I have been reading a story with some students concerning explorers. A famous Irish/English explorer from the 1900’s was a man called Ernest Shackleton. He led an expedition in 1915 to the Antarctic without any of today’s modern equipment and although they did not succeed in their original plan he did save all his men after a very courageous journey.

Do you know any other English adjectives to describe courage? Well as always, in English we have plenty of words which can be used in different circumstances.

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10 English Adjectives to Describe Courage

adventurous

Meaning: someone who looks for adventure

Example:

My father was an adventurous man who enjoyed the outdoors. He did many things; bungee jumping, sky diving, scuba diving, skiing and motorcycling.

brave

Meaning: someone who is self-confident in the presence of danger and ready to suffer pain

Example:

Greta Thunberg was very brave when she went up on a snow-covered glacier in a blizzard.

chivalrous

Meaning: someone who put themselves in danger for the protection of others

Example:

He was a man with a powerful reputation as a chivalrous knight.

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bold

Meaning: someone who stands out and faces danger bravely

Example:

The diplomat was bold and outspoken about his government’s aggressive policy.

daring

Meaning: a person who defies any dangers

Example:

One of the great heroes during World War Two, Alexandr Matrosov was a daring man.

fearless

Meaning: someone who has no fear

Example:

She was fearless in the face of threats.

intrepid

Meaning: a person possesses unshakable nerves

Example:

Despite poor health, he was an intrepid explorer, and his life was packed with adventure and discovery.

10 English Adjectives to Describe Courage

courageous

Meaning: a person who is more than brave, adding a moral element to his/her deeds

Example:

Many people were courageous during the Holocaust.

audacious

Meaning: a person who is willing to take risks to achieve something

Example:

Sam was audacious enough to criticise the CEO in his presence.

gallant

Meaning: a person or their behaviour that is  brave or heroic, often in a dashing and showy way

Example:

Unfortunately, despite the team’s gallant efforts, the result for the match was a 0 to 2 loss by us.

valiant

Meaning: a person who not only faces great dangers successfully but also achieves great results

Example:

He was a valiant fighter who struck down twenty two of the enemy’s best men.

More information

For more information on English grammar rules, English collocations and English idioms, check out the links below:

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