Definition of


  1. (adj, all) having or showing valor
    a valiant soldier

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Synonyms of Valiant


Alternate forms of Valiant

Derivations: valiancy

Origin of the word Valiant

  1. c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. and O.Fr. valliant "stalwart, brave," from prp. of valoir "be worthy," originally "be strong," from L. valere "be strong, be well, be worth, have power, be able," from PIE base *wal- "be strong" (cf. O.E. wealdan "to rule," O.H.G. -walt, -wald "power" (in personal names), O.N. valdr "ruler," O.C.S. vlast… more

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Words that sound like Valiant

valent, violent, violent death, volant, volume unit, volumed, volund

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