August 26, 2013
stouthearted (adjective)
\STOUT-hahr-tud\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
: courageous, bold
How do you use it?
Our white water rafting guide told us that we had all been stouthearted adventurers, and lots of fun to travel with.
Are you a word wiz?

Which of the following sentences best describes a situation in which someone is being stouthearted?

Did you know in your heart that the answer was C? Although all the acts described above are perfectly good things to do, Pam's act is the only one that can be considered stouthearted. English includes a lot of words that end in "-hearted"ómore than thirty, in fact. Among them are "greathearted," which means "courageous" or "nobly generous." "Lighthearted" means "free from worry." And "tenderhearted" is a synonym of "compassionate and means "easily moved to love, pity, or sorrow."
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