American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Marked by stouthearted courage; brave.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Strong; brave; spirited; valiant; powerful: as, a doughty hero.
- adj. Brave; bold; courageous; valiant; intrepid; stouthearted; fearless.
- adj. Hardy; strenuous; dauntless; resolute.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Able; strong; valiant; redoubtable.
- From Middle English doughty, from Old English dohtiġ, dyhtiġ ("good, competent, valiant, doughty, strong"), from Proto-Germanic *duhtiz (“note, usefulness”) + Proto-Germanic *-igaz (suffix), equivalent to dought + -y. Cognate with Scots douchty, douchtie ("bold, valiant"), Dutch duchtig ("severe, strict"), German tüchtig ("efficient, capable, hard, competent, big"), Danish dygtig ("virtuous, proficient"), Swedish duktig ("good, efficient, clever, capable, smart"), Icelandic dygðugur ("virtuous, stable"), Russian дюжий ("sturdy"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English dohtig. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Sir Stuart Wheeler is well-known as a doughty fighter against the great behemoth that is the EU and, in particular, the continued membership of the UK of that deeply corrupt entity.”
“In curt terms the doughty mayor refused to do so, stating there was not in the city of New”
“When did hear King Gunther/how called the doughty man”
“Hrosshild of the Wolfings, for she was well-known as a doughty woman.”
“For all his foibles, Russell was a superb wicketkeeper and a doughty batsman.”
“It has been a long road since those doughty 18 women's golfers established what is now the ladies' tour, but all their hard work could be about to pay off.”
“Britain's high earners have a doughty champion in Boris Johnson.”
“The record was, I think, called Peace, a heart-warming exhortation for world leaders to avoid war – although many of them, unbelievably, have completely ignored the doughty cloggers' message in the intervening years.”
“Of course, it is countries, not people, who are IMF members, so one can have hours of fun imagining a quartet of doughty representatives sat round a table, imposing austerity on each other in return for the adoption of free-market policies, until the end of time.”
“In the bread robot: future whole wheat sourdough beer herb pizzas, courtesy of my doughty (har har har) shoggoth.”
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