Definitions for: Doughty


[adj] resolute and without fear



Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: fearless, hardy, manful, manlike, manly

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