Synonyms for derring-do
- brave deed
- daring action
- great courage
- heroic deed
Antonyms for derring-do
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DERRING-DO
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.
Like Ivanhoe in the castle, he chafed at his compulsory inaction while others were doing "deeds of derring-do."
None of it fitted his preconceived notions of an Indian fight, with bullets flying thick and fast and deeds of derring-do.
To that complexion of mean fraud did the old smuggling traditions of courage, adventure, and derring-do come at last!
After this, who will say that "derring-do" is not still held in honour, or that hero-worship has vanished out of the land?
She would tell us of deeds of 'derring-do' and all that was inspiring in the way of freedom and love of country.
Being a level-headed, plucky youngster, he was by no means desirous of indulging in deeds of derring-do.
The woman asked for details that would help her picture feats of derring-do.
And because they had no golden days of derring-do to look back upon, they did less grumbling.
originally (late 14c.) dorrying don, literally "daring to do," from durring "daring," present participle of Middle English durren "to dare" (see dare (v.)) + don, infinitive of do (v.). Misspelled derrynge do 1500s and mistaken for a noun by Spenser, who took it to mean "manhood and chevalrie;" picked up from him and passed on to Romantic poets as a pseudo-archaism by Sir Walter Scott.