Definition of Fortitude

1. Noun. Strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage.

Generic synonyms: Natural Virtue, Braveness, Bravery, Courage, Courageousness
Specialized synonyms: Backbone, Grit, Gumption, Guts, Moxie, Sand



Definition of Fortitude

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

Definition of Fortitude

1. Noun. Mental or emotional strength that enables courage in the face of adversity. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) Physical strength. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fortitude

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Literary usage of Fortitude

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1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (1882)
"suffering almost as much, certainly with less self-provocation and greater fortitude. CHAPTER XII. ELINOR now found the difference between the expectation ..."

2. Sermons by Hugh Blair (1822)
"ON fortitude. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear. PSALM xxvii. 3. In this situation, no quality is more requisite than ..."

3. Ivanhoe: A Romance by Walter Scott (1895)
"Unhappy are the counsellors of a Prince who wants fortitude and perseverance alike in good and in evil." CHAPTER XV. And yet he thinks, — ha, 1m, ha, ha, ..."

4. The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best by Lindley Murray (1823)
"An eminent instance of true fortitude. All who have been distinguished as servants of God, or benefactors of men ; all who, in perilous situations, ..."

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