Adjective "valiant" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Possessing or showing courage or determination.
  1. 'a valiant warrior'
  2. 'As always, there are a few, valiant individual journalists doing their best.'
  3. 'He is someone who has given his all to the game and should go out after a valiant effort, win or lose.'
  4. 'This book is a history of its ten years' valiant work in maintaining the high standards one has come to expect of British newspapers.'
  5. 'That first-half lead was protected by some valiant defending, not least from the impressive Richard Dunne.'
  6. 'I have to say we made a valiant effort - after each set back we picked ourselves up, brushed the dirt of our knees and skated on.'
  7. 'Despite a decided lack of knowledge of the rules of the sport they played a valiant game.'
  8. 'The singer feigns ignorance, and makes a valiant if contradictory effort to keep up appearances.'
  9. 'New recruits can be invited to the army halls in order to train and become valiant warriors.'
  10. 'He thought that he would be rewarded for valiant actions with a hero's welcome when he returned to shore.'
  11. 'Reports indicate that she made a valiant attempt to escape the fusillade of bullets but was chased and shot anyway.'


1. boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted: a valiant soldier.

2. marked by or showing bravery or valor; heroic: to make a valiant effort.

3. worthy; excellent.

More examples(as adjective)

"ups can be valiant in rivers."

"efforts can be valiant."

"attempts can be valiant."

"struggles can be valiant."

"knights can be valiant."

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Middle English (also in the sense ‘robust, well-built’): from Old French vailant, based on Latin valere ‘be strong’.