"fortitude" Definition

  1. n. Power to resist attack; strength; firmness.
  2. n. 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.

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Position in dictionary: 39447 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "fortitude": 1
Words that end with "fortitude": 1
Words that contain "fortitude": 1
Next words in dictionary: fortitudinous, fortlet, fortnight, fortnightly, fortread
Previous words in dictionary: fortition, fortissimo, fortin, fortilage, fortifying

English Dictionary Definition of fortitude

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