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courage

EN[ˈkʌɹɪdʒ] [ˈkɝɪdʒ]
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WCourage
  • Courage is the choice and willingness to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty or intimidation.
  • In some traditions, fortitude holds approximately the same meaning.
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    Definition of courage in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcouragesSUF-age
    1. The quality of a confident character not to be afraid or intimidated easily but without being incautious or inconsiderate.
      1. "A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before." —Ralph Waldo Emerson
      2. It takes a lot of courage to be successful in business.
    2. The ability to do things which one finds frightening.
      1. "Courage is not the absence of fear. It is acting in spite of it." —Mark Twain
      2. He plucked up the courage to tell her how he felt.
  • VerbSGcouragesPRcouragingPT, PPcouraged
    1. OBS To encourage.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Lack of courage produced a hundred diseases— Poverty, pusillanimity, lowmindedness.
        • She was in no humour for conversation with anyone but himself; and to him she had hardly courage to speak.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • This situation calls for a high degree of courage.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Abstract nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
            • Verbs
            Related Links:
            1. fr courage
            2. en courageous
            3. en courages
            4. fr courages
            5. en couraged
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Grammatically, this word "courage" is a noun, more specifically, an abstract noun, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb.
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