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Meaning of FORTITUDE

Pronunciation:  'forti`tood

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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.
                                               --Shak.

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
   trouble.

         Extolling patience as the truest fortitude.
                                               --Milton.

         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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