Antonyms of noun brave

1 of 2 senses of brave

Sense 2
brave -- (people who are brave; "the home of the free and the brave")
       Antonym of timid (Sense 1)
      => timid, cautious -- (people who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is not for the timid")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun brave

2 senses of brave

Sense 1
brave -- (a North American Indian warrior)
       => warrior -- (someone engaged in or experienced in warfare)

Sense 2
brave -- (people who are brave; "the home of the free and the brave")
       => people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb brave

1 sense of brave

Sense 1
weather, endure, brave, brave out -- (face and withstand with courage; "She braved the elements")
       => defy, withstand, hold, hold up -- (resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held")

Antonyms of adj brave

3 senses of brave

Sense 1
brave (vs. cowardly), courageous -- (possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory")

cowardly (vs. brave), fearful -- (lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley)
        => caitiff -- (despicably mean and cowardly)
        => chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied -- (easily frightened)
        => craven, recreant -- (lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful; "the craven fellow turned and ran"; "a craven proposal to raise the white flag"; "this recreant knight"- Spenser)
        => dastard (prenominal), dastardly -- (despicably cowardly; "the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on...December 7th"- F.D. Roosevelt)
        => faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted -- (lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady")
        => funky -- (in a state of cowardly fright)
        => poltroon -- (characterized by complete cowardliness)
        => pusillanimous, poor-spirited, unmanly -- (lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful)

Sense 2
audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing -- (invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers")

INDIRECT (VIA bold) -> timid -- (showing fear and lack of confidence)

Sense 3
brave, braw, gay -- (brightly colored and showy; "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"; "`braw' is a Scottish word"; "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage")

INDIRECT (VIA colorful, colourful) -> colorless, colourless -- (lacking in variety and interest; "a colorless and unimaginative person"; "a colorless description of the parade")
INDIRECT (VIA colorful, colourful) -> colorless, colourless -- (lacking in variety and interest; "a colorless and unimaginative person"; "a colorless description of the parade")

Similarity of adj brave

3 senses of brave

Sense 1
brave (vs. cowardly), courageous -- (possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory")
       => desperate, heroic -- (showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort; "made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber"; "the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war"- G.C.Marshall; "they took heroic measures to save his life")
       => gallant -- (unflinching in battle or action; "a gallant warrior"; "put up a gallant resistance to the attackers")
       => game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky -- (willing to face danger)
       => lionhearted -- (extraordinarily courageous)
       => stalwart, stouthearted -- (used especially of persons; "a stalwart knight"; "a stouthearted fellow who had an active career in the army")
       => undaunted -- (resolutely courageous; "undaunted in the face of death")
       => valiant, valorous -- (having or showing valor; "a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack"; "a valiant soldier")
          Also See-> adventurous#1, adventuresome#1; bold#1; resolute#1; unafraid#1, fearless#1

Sense 2
audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing -- (invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers")
       => bold (vs. timid) -- (fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure")

Sense 3
brave, braw, gay -- (brightly colored and showy; "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"; "`braw' is a Scottish word"; "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage")
       => colorful (vs. colorless), colourful (vs. colourless) -- (striking in variety and interest; "a colorful period of history"; "a colorful character"; "colorful language")

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