lionhearted [lahy-uh n-hahr-tid] ExamplesWord Originadjective
- 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?
And, as the rifle fell, so did lion-hearted Davy Crockett, to rise no more.
Lion-hearted as she was, she shrank from the storm of slander that broke on her.
And his very body was beyond the reach of man, even of the most lion-hearted.
William John Locke
Don’t you remember how as a little girl I always adored the Lion-hearted king?
British Dictionary definitions for lion-hearted lion-hearted adjective
- very brave; courageous
Derived Formslion-heartedly, adverblionheartedness, noun