Antonyms for brave


Grammar : Adj, verb
Spell : breyv
Phonetic Transcription : breɪv


Définition brave

Origin :
  • late 15c., from Middle French brave, "splendid, valiant," from Italian bravo "brave, bold," originally "wild, savage," possibly from Medieval Latin bravus "cutthroat, villain," from Latin pravus "crooked, depraved;" a less likely etymology being from Latin barbarus (see barbarous). A Celtic origin (Irish breagh, Cornish bray) also has been suggested.
  • Old English words for this, some with overtones of "rashness," included modig (now "moody"), beald ("bold"), cene ("keen"), dyrstig ("daring"). Brave new world is from the title of Aldous Huxley's 1932 satirical utopian novel; he lifted the phrase from Shakespeare ("Tempest" v.i.183).
  • adj bold
  • verb endure bad situation
Example sentences :
  • Robert shrank from informing him, but he knew it to be his duty, and he was too brave to put it off.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • He was bold enough to brave the consequences of this act, which he foresaw clearly.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • All sacredness and sweetness, all that was pure and brave and truthful, seemed to rest in her.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • A pioneer is a brave fellow, with the courage of his own curiosity.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • It is composed of a brave, a free, a virtuous, and an intelligent people.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • More than a haven for the weary, it is a hope for the brave.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • The king is at the tent of the brave Du Guesclin, where he will sup to night.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I have ever said that a brave lance should wed her; and, by my soul!
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • At least, he could be brave here, for her sake, if not for his own.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Inch by inch the brave son of Hanover was creeping up on Lauzanne.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser

Synonyms for brave

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