Definition of Mettled

1. a. Having mettle; high-spirited; ardent; full of fire.



Definition of Mettled

1. Adjective. Having mettle or high spirits; ardent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mettled

1. mettle [adj] - See also: mettle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mettled

metrosideros
metrosideroses
metrostaxis
metrostenosis
metrotome
metrotomes
metrotomy
metrotrophic test
mets
metsovone
metsulfuron-methyl
mett
mettle
mettled (current term)
mettles
mettlesome
mettlesomeness
metts
metuloid
metuloids
metump
metumps
metyrapone
metyrapone reductase
metyrapone test
metyrosine
metœci
metœcus

Literary usage of Mettled

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... as two lions 'midst a mountain's peaks Battling above the carcase of a roe, When both are hunger'd, mettled both alike ; Not otherwise above ..."

2. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"... the idle roof-tree hung; While to his chariot the master yokes The mettled war-horse, dons a shining shield And golden mail, and buckles his good sword. ..."

3. Personal Recollections of the American Revolution: A Private Journal by Lydia Minturn Post (1859)
"... thanks to the high-mettled animal. CHARLES accompanied John Harris home from school, with my permission, last night. He returned this morning, ..."

4. A Series of Letters from London Written During the Years 1856, '57, '58, '59 by George Mifflin Dallas, Julia Dallas (1869)
"mettled racers were forgotten in the universal eagerness to run after the Benicia Boy! The victory over law, civilization, order, and morality, is complete. ..."

5. Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongueby Francis Grose, Pierce Egan by Francis Grose, Pierce Egan (1823)
"A slack-mettled fellow, one not ready to resent an affront. SLAM. A trick : also, a game at whist lost without scoring one. To slam to a door ; to shut it ..."

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