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noun as in daring deed

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Usually they trade sniffles and exaggerated stories of late night derring-do; now they are exchanging enterovirus EV-68.

High diving, however, is more than an exhibition of derring-do.

The research describes the derring-do of a team of scientists working at University of East Anglia.

She fell in love with Colonel Charles Doughty-Wylie, a soldier with a record of derring-do with appropriate movie star looks.

He helped the Russians win several victories and displayed his typical derring-do.

Deeds of 'derring-do,' enacted in these mountain fastnesses in days gone by, still add to make the comparison more close.

Or is it merely that our poets have been embarrassed by the very richness of our Confederate war in deeds of derring-do?

Derring-do is used several times by Spenser, who explains it as "manhood and chevalrie."

Of deeds of derring-do for the saving of life our square-set friend was full.

We can watch your deeds of derring-do from here through the glasses.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to derring-do, such as: bravado, valor, adventurousness, audacity, courage, and brave deed.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.