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Adjective brave has 3 senses
- brave, courageous, fearless - possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"
Antonyms: cowardly, fearful, caitiff, chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied, dastard, dastardly, faint, fainthearted, timid, funky, poltroon, pusillanimous, poor-spirited, unmanly, craven, recreant
- audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, intrepid, unfearing - invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"
Antonym: timid (indirect, via bold)
- brave, braw, gay - brightly colored and showy; "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"; "`braw' is a Scottish word"; "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage"
Antonyms: colorless, colourless (indirect, via colorful)