Courage vs Hardihood - What's the difference?
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Courage is a related term of hardihood.
As nouns the difference between courage and hardihood
is that courage
is courage while hardihood
is unyielding boldness and daring; firmness in doing something that exposes one to difficulty, danger, or calumnity; intrepidness.
The quality of a confident character not to be afraid or intimidated easily but without being incautious or inconsiderate.
- "A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before." —
The ability to do things which one finds frightening.
- It takes a lot of courage to be successful in business.
- "Courage is not the absence of fear. It is acting in spite of it." —
- He plucked up the courage to tell her how he felt.
* See also
(label) To encourage.
*:And wete yow wel sayd kynge Arthur vnto Vrres syster I shalle begynne to handle hym and serche vnto my power not presumyng vpon me that I am soo worthy to hele youre sone by my dedes / but I wille courage other men of worshyp to doo as I wylle doo
*(William Tyndale) (1494-1536)
*:Paul writeth unto Timothyto courage him.
Unyielding boldness and daring; firmness in doing something that exposes one to difficulty, danger, or calumnity; intrepidness.
* 1902 , Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness :
* 1971 , John Morris Dorsey, Psychology of Emotion :
- Their talk, however, was the talk of sordid buccaneers: it was reckless without hardihood , greedy without audacity, and cruel without courage; there was not an atom of foresight or of serious intention in the whole batch of them, and they did not seem aware these things are wanted for the work of the world.
Excessive boldness; foolish daring; offensive assurance.
- Once endured it is enjoyed as my owndom. Elsewhere I refer to this process of enduring hardship as the only possible source of hardihood .