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Meaning of FORTITUDE

Pronunciation:  'forti`tood

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage

FORTITUDE is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: backbone, bravery, courage, courageousness, grit, gumption, guts, moxie, natural virtue, sand



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\For"ti*tude\, n. [L. fortitudo, fr. fortis strong.
See {Fort}.]
1. Power to resist attack; strength; firmness. [Obs.]

         The fortitude of the place is best known to you.

2. That strength or firmness of mind which enables a person
   to encounter danger with coolness and courage, or to bear
   pain or adversity without murmuring, depression, or
   despondency; passive courage; resolute endurance; firmness
   in confronting or bearing up against danger or enduring

         Extolling patience as the truest fortitude.

         Fortitude is the guard and support of the other
         virtues.                              --Locke.

Syn: Courage; resolution; resoluteness; endurance; bravery.
     See {Courage}, and {Heroism}.

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