Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being doughty; valor; bravery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being doughty; valor; bravery.

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  • noun The quality of being doughty.

Etymologies

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doughty +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Formulaic narratives are populated by tireless Western humanitarians, sex-crazed polygamous paedophiles (most Afghan men) and burka-clad "child-women" who are broken in body and spirit or have just enough doughtiness to be scripted into a triumphal Hollywood narrative.

    Burkas and bikinis

  • None might aver aught else of them than doughtiness.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • He himself lived, not even badly wounded, and won ringing fame by his doughtiness.

    Time Patrolman

  • Even though it was with his strength and prowess that the one had driven it down, with his might and doughtiness the other drew it out, -- the battle-champion, the gap-breaker of hundreds, the crushing sledge, the stone-of-battle for enemies, the

    The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge

  • None might aver aught else of them than doughtiness.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • Ever I fought in the front of all, sole to the fore; and so shall I fight while I bide in life and this blade shall last that early and late hath loyal proved since for my doughtiness Daeghrefn fell, slain by my hand, the Hugas 'champion.

    Beowulf

  • I ding with my doughtiness the Devil down to Hell;

    Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters

  • "Nay," said Ralph, "I had no mind to drive a bargain with you; your deeds shall prove you; and I fear not for your doughtiness."

    The Well at the World's End: a tale

  • And whereas she was shy of him because of his doughtiness, for all that he was but a child, it was not until they had drunk a cup or two that he took heart to set his hand to her neck and kiss her cheeks and her mouth, whereat she blushed rosy red, and all they that were in the tent laughed and cheered.

    The Sundering Flood

  • _Captain (A Copper) _, a poor captain, whose swans are all geese, his jewellry paste, his guineas counters, his achievements tongue-doughtiness, and his whole man Brummagem.

    Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol. 1 A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook

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