|Origin:||corage, from cuer 'heart', from Latin cor|
cour‧age S3 [uncountable]
the quality of being brave when you are in danger, in pain, in a difficult situation etc [↪ bravery; ≠ cowardice]:
Sue showed great courage throughout her illness.
courage to do something
Gradually I lost the courage to speak out about anything.
He did not have the courage to tell Nicola that he was ending their affair.
summon/pluck up the courage (to do something) (=try to make yourself be brave enough to do something)
I plucked up the courage to go out by myself.
Driving again after his accident must have taken a lot of courage (=needed courage).
to continue to say or do what you think is right even when other people may not agree or approve