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.

courage

English

Noun

(-)
  • 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."
    It takes a lot of courage to be successful in business.
  • The ability to do things which one finds frightening.
  • "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.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * courageous * discourage * encourage

    Verb

    (courag)
  • (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.
  • See also

    * fearlessness * bield English abstract nouns ----

    hardihood

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • Unyielding boldness and daring; firmness in doing something that exposes one to difficulty, danger, or calumnity; intrepidness.
  • * 1902 , Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness :
  • 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.
  • * 1971 , John Morris Dorsey, Psychology of Emotion :
  • Once endured it is enjoyed as my owndom. Elsewhere I refer to this process of enduring hardship as the only possible source of hardihood .
  • Excessive boldness; foolish daring; offensive assurance.