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 (fôr′tĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
Strength of mind that allows one to endure pain or adversity with courage.

[Middle English, from Latin fortitūdō, from fortis, strong; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]

for′ti·tu′di·nous (-to͞od′n-əs, -tyo͞od′-) adj.
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Most important, making a predetermination to carry on in spite of pending adversity can act as a fortitudinous "booster shot" and help to inoculate a leader against the temptation to quit a matter too soon.
My aunt never felt sorry for herself," Gaines says, and one doubts that with the memory of that fortitudinous woman, the adult Gaines spent much time on the usual writerly whining about being blocked or broke.
John Carey complains that Milton's promise to narrate unsung patient and fortitudinous heroism 'never materializes' in the epic.