lionhearted [lahy-uh n-hahr-tid] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for lionhearted on adjective

  1. exceptionally courageous or brave.

Origin of lionhearted First recorded in 1700–10; lion + hearted Related formsli·on·heart·ed·ly, adverbli·on·heart·ed·ness, noun Related Words for lion-hearted gallant, noble, intrepid, vigorous, fearless, strong-willed, gutsy, indomitable, plucky, stout, courageous, heroic, bold, masculine, virile, macho, self-reliant, daring, valiant, grand Examples from the Web for lion-hearted Historical Examples of lion-hearted

  • But what sort do they say that Hercules was, my bold-minded, lion-hearted father?

    The Iliad of Homer (1873)


  • And, as the rifle fell, so did lion-hearted Davy Crockett, to rise no more.

    For the Liberty of Texas

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • Lion-hearted as she was, she shrank from the storm of slander that broke on her.

    London Lectures of 1907

    Annie Besant

  • And his very body was beyond the reach of man, even of the most lion-hearted.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke

  • Don’t you remember how as a little girl I always adored the Lion-hearted king?

    Mistress Anne

    Temple Bailey

  • British Dictionary definitions for lion-hearted lion-hearted adjective

    1. very brave; courageous

    Derived Formslion-heartedly, adverblionheartedness, noun

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