Definition of Doughty

1. a. Able; strong; valiant; redoubtable; as, a doughty hero.



Definition of Doughty

1. Adjective. Brave; bold; courageous; valiant; intrepid; stouthearted; fearless. ¹

2. Adjective. Hardy; strenuous; dauntless; resolute. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Doughty

1. courageous [adj -TIER, -TIEST] - See also: courageous

Medical Definition of Doughty

1. 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) Now seldom used, except in irony or burlesque. Origin: OE. Duhti, dohti, douhti, brave, valiant, fit, useful, AS, dyhtig; akin to G. Tuchtig, 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Doughty

doughnut
doughnut-shaped
doughnut hole
doughnut holes
doughnutlike
doughnuts
doughs
dought
doughtier
doughtiest
doughtily
doughtiness
doughtinesses
doughtren
doughts
doughty (current term)
doughy
douglas' pouch
douglas fir
douglas hemlock
douglas pine
douglas spruce
douhua
douit
douits
doujinshi
doujinshis
douk
douked
douking

Literary usage of Doughty

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1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1884)
"The remains still visible at the place are believed by Mr. doughty to be those of a few hewn public halls or temples, together with sepulchres, ..."

2. American Women: Fifteen Hundred Biographies with Over 1,400 Portraits: A by Frances Elizabeth Willard, Mary Ashton Rice Livermore (1897)
"On 24th May, 1874, she became the wife of John R. doughty, then editor and ... Mrs. doughty did regular newspaper work on that paper for fourteen years, ..."

3. Book of the Artists: American Artist Life, Comprising Biographical and by Henry Theodore Tuckerman (1867)
"He was a leather manufacturer; having served an apprenticeship to that business, and afterwards engaged in it on his own account doughty. ..."

4. History of the State of New York by John Romeyn Brodhead (1874)
"doughty, who had been liberally treated by the Dutch at Manhattan, exhibited signs of covetousness. soon after his return to ..."

5. Collections by Massachusetts Historical Society (1871)
"FRANCIS doughty* TO JOHN WINTHROP. To the much honoured Magistrat ... Francis doughty, son of Francis doughty, a merchant and alderman, of Bristol, England, ..."

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