bravery vs fearlessness what difference

what is difference between bravery and fearlessness

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French braverie.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹeɪv.ə.ɹi/, /ˈbɹeɪv.ɹi/

Noun

bravery (usually uncountable, plural braveries)

  1. (usually uncountable) Being brave, courageousness.
  2. (countable) A brave act.
  3. Splendor, magnificence.
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 34:
      Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day,
      And make me travel forth without my cloak,
      To let base clouds o’ertake me in my way,
      Hiding thy brav’ry in their rotten smoke?
    • In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon

Synonyms

  • (being brave): bravehood, braveness, courageousness, fearlessness; courage, pluck, valor; see also Thesaurus:courage

Related terms

  • bravado
  • brave
  • bravure

Translations



English

Etymology

fearless +‎ -ness

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɪəlɪsnɪs/

Noun

fearlessness (usually uncountable, plural fearlessnesses)

  1. The quality of being fearless.

Synonyms

  • ballsiness

Translations

See also

  • courage

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