From Middle English prowesse, prouwesse, prouesce, from Old French proeche, proesce, proeësche (“goodness; excellence; bravery”), from Old French prou, preu, prouz, pruz, proz (“good; excellent; brave”). Compare English proud.
- Skillfulness and manual ability; adroitness or dexterity.
2017 November 10, Daniel Taylor, “Youthful England earn draw with Germany but Lingard rues late miss”, in The Guardian (London):
- There is such a sense of inferiority sometimes when it comes to facing Germany, with all their World Cups, their penalty prowess and easy sophistication, it might come as a surprise to learn that, in head-to-head encounters, England actually match their opponents.
- Distinguished bravery or courage, especially in battle; heroism
skillfulness and manual ability; adroitness or dexterity
distinguished bravery or courage, especially in battle; heroism
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