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I am looking for a single word, a noun, that denotes a brave person. Appropriate contexts in which I would like to use this word would be war, general conflicts in life and situations which demand a firm, bold person.

As a side note, hero and daredevil do not reflect what I am looking for.

Example sentences:

"What did you do, ____, rather than stare?" -obviously ironically

"He is a ____ that managed the stress of war easily."

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    Why doesn't hero work? Did you consider its synonyms, like lionheart? – Laurel Feb 11 '17 at 19:33
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    What's wrong with hero that hero (or daredevil) do not work for you? Please explain more about what you are looking for. – tchrist Feb 11 '17 at 19:34
  • Because hero means "a person who is admired for having done something very brave or having achieved something great" (source: Cambridge Dictionary) and "A person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities" (source: Oxford Dictionary). I am not looking for someone who is admired or who is known for this kind of feats. Moreover, I am looking for a noun that denotes just a brave person, not a brave person that did remarkable things. – GabrielGhz Feb 11 '17 at 19:36
  • In regards to daredevil, I am not looking for a noun that denotes "a person who does dangerous things and takes risks" (source: Cambridge Dictionary), but rather someone who has the guts, the nerve to confront certain common situations, such as conflicts in a war. Moreover, the word daredevil strongly implies that the said person is actively looking for such dangerous situations, like certain people that do car races or extreme sports. – GabrielGhz Feb 11 '17 at 19:42
  • Does braveheart work? You should really give an example sentence where you would like to use this word. – alwayslearning Feb 11 '17 at 19:45
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That person is a braveheart.

"What did you do, braveheart, rather than stare?" -obviously ironically

"He is a braveheart that managed the stress of war easily."

Wordnik:

braveheart

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

n. A brave person.

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