[syn: fearlessness, bravery]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bravery \Brav"er*y\, n. [Cf. F. braverie.]
1. The quality of being brave; fearless; intrepidity.
Remember, sir, my liege, . . .
The natural bravery of your isle. --Shak.
2. The act of braving; defiance; bravado. [Obs.]
Reform, then, without bravery or scandal of former
times and persons. --Bacon.
3. Splendor; magnificence; showy appearance; ostentation;
With scarfs and fans and double change of bravery.
Like a stately ship . . .
With all her bravery on, and tackle trim. --Milton.
4. A showy person; a fine gentleman; a beau. [Obs.]
A man that is the bravery of his age. --Beau. & Fl.
Syn: Courage; heroism; interpidity; gallantry; valor;
fearlessness; dauntlessness; hardihood; manfulness. See
Courage, and Heroism.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain
without showing fear [syn: courage, courageousness,
bravery, braveness] [ant: cowardice, cowardliness]
2: feeling no fear [syn: fearlessness, bravery] [ant:
fear, fearfulness, fright]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
75 Moby Thesaurus words for "bravery":
Dutch courage, Sunday best, boldness, braveness, chiffon,
chivalrousness, chivalry, clinquant, conspicuous gallantry,
courage, courageousness, daring, determination, doughtiness,
fearlessness, festoons, finery, firmness, folderol, foofaraw,
fortitude, frilliness, frilling, frills, frills and furbelows,
frippery, froufrou, full dress, fuss, gaiety, gallantness,
gallantry, gallantry under fire, gaudery, gilding, gilt,
gingerbread, greatheartedness, heroicalness, heroism,
indomitability, intrepidity, intrepidness, knightliness,
lionheartedness, machismo, manfulness, manhood, manliness,
martial spirit, military spirit, paste, pinchbeck, pluck,
pot-valor, prowess, regalia, resoluteness, resolution,
soldierly quality, stalwartness, staunchness, stoutheartedness,
stoutness, superfluity, tinsel, trappings, trickery, trumpery,
valiance, valiancy, valor, valorousness, virtue, war paint
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
(Isa. 3:18), an old English word meaning comeliness or beauty.