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The dict-ified word of the day is doughty

| source : web1913 | Doughty \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. | source : wn | doughty adj : resolute and without fear [syn: {fearless}, {hardy}]

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