valour | valourous | valourously

Exam frequency





Civil Services



great bravery

Check Icon How to Memorize

valour - bravery

Check Icon Analysis

‘Valour’ is derived from the Latin word meaning ‘strength' or ‘moral worth’ and is used to express courage and moral fortitude in the face of danger. Though the term is most often associated with great heroism of the type seen in a battle or war, it can also be used to refer to anyone who displays a strength of mind or spirit under duress. Has highly positive connotations. In American English, it is spelt 'valor’.

Synonyms heroism,gallantry,courage
Antonyms cowardice,timidity,spinelessness

Check Icon Example(s)

  1. The army veteran was given a medal for his many acts of valour during the war.

  2. Anne was an incredibly valourous journalist, who always pursued the truth no matter the risk to herself.

  3. Today is one of remembering all those who valourously defended their country when it was invaded by a hostile power.

Related Links