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doughty

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EtymologyEdit

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 (djužij, sturdy).

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doughty (comparative doughtier or more doughty, superlative doughtiest or most doughty)

  1. Brave; bold; courageous; valiant; intrepid; stouthearted; fearless.
  2. Hardy; strenuous; dauntless; resolute.

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