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Meaning of DOUGHTY

Pronunciation:  'dawtee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  resolute and without fear
 

DOUGHTY is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: fearless, hardy, manful, manlike, manly
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dough"ty\, a. [Compar. {Doughtier}; superl.
{Doughtiest}.] [OE. duhti, dohti, douhti, brave, valiant,
fit, useful, AS, dyhtig; akin to G. t["u]chtig, Dan. dygtig,
Sw. dygdig virtuous, and fr. AS. dugan to avail, be of use,
be strong, akin to D. deugen, OHG. tugan, G. taugen, Icel. &
Sw. duga, Dan. due, Goth. dugan, but of uncertain origin; cf.
Skr. duh to milk, give milk, draw out, or Gr. ? fortune. ?.]
Able; strong; valiant; redoubtable; as, a doughty hero.

      Sir Thopas wex [grew] a doughty swain.   --Chaucer.

      Doughty families, hugging old musty quarrels to their
      hearts, buffet each other from generation to
      generation.                              --Motley.

Note: Now seldom used, except in irony or burlesque.

 

 

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