Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Early 19th century; Germanic related to Dutch duchtig and German tüchtig
Synonyms
  • brave
  • courageous
  • fearless
  • heroic
  • intrepid
  • redoubtable
  • stouthearted
  • valiant
Antonyms
  • timid
Definition
steadfastly courageous and resolute; valiant
Example
A) The doughty knight faced the dragon and saved the princess. B) Alice was a doughty traveler, often seeking out excursions such as bungee jumping and free climbing.
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