fortitude


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for·ti·tude

 (fôr′tĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
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.

fortitude

(ˈfɔːtɪˌtjuːd)
n
strength and firmness of mind; resolute endurance
[C15: from Latin fortitūdō courage]
ˌfortiˈtudinous adj

for•ti•tude

(ˈfɔr tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
mental and emotional strength in facing adversity, danger, or temptation courageously.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin fortitūdō strength, courage]
for`ti•tu′di•nous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fortitude - strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
natural virtue - (scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature
braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness - a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
guts, moxie, backbone, grit, gumption, sand - fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"

fortitude

noun courage, strength, resolution, determination, guts (informal), patience, pluck, grit, endurance, bravery, backbone, perseverance, firmness, staying power, valour, fearlessness, strength of mind, intrepidity, hardihood, dauntlessness, stoutheartedness He suffered his illness with dignity and fortitude.

fortitude

noun
Translations
جَلَد، صَبْر
statečnost
karakterstyrketapperhed
hugrekki
dvasios tvirtybė
gara spēksizturība
cesaret ve dayanıklılık

fortitude

[ˈfɔːtɪtjuːd] Nfortaleza f, valor m

fortitude

[ˈfɔːrtɪtjuːd] ncourage m, force f d'âme

fortitude

n(innere) Kraft or Stärke

fortitude

[ˈfɔːtɪˌtjuːd] nforza d'animo

fortitude

(ˈfoːtitjuːd) noun
courage and endurance. He showed great fortitude during his long illness.
References in classic literature ?
Altho' I cannot agree with you in supposing that I shall never again be exposed to Misfortunes as unmerited as those I have already experienced, yet to avoid the imputation of Obstinacy or ill-nature, I will gratify the curiosity of your daughter; and may the fortitude with which I have suffered the many afflictions of my past Life, prove to her a useful lesson for the support of those which may befall her in her own.
I knew your fortitude would give out after a while," said the American Statesman, delighted; "your agony attests my political power.
Yet, for all his hardy sobriety and fortitude, there were certain qualities in him which at times affected, and in some cases seemed well nigh to overbalance all the rest.
It was not merely under the excitement of the sword-play that this fortitude was shown; it was shown in the surgeon's room where an uninspiring quiet reigned, and where there was no audience.
I long to be made known to your dear little children, in whose hearts I shall be very eager to secure an interest I shall soon have need for all my fortitude, as I am on the point of separation from my own daughter.
If the case should only be, that he MIGHT lay it down, unless continued by a new choice, and if he should be desirous of being continued, his wishes, conspiring with his fears, would tend still more powerfully to corrupt his integrity, or debase his fortitude.
He owned there was something which at first sight appeared like fortitude in the action; but as fortitude was a virtue, and falsehood a vice, they could by no means agree or unite together.
She watched, observed, reflected, and finally determined that this was not a case of fortitude or of resignation only.
Long letters from her, quickly succeeding each other, arrived to tell all that she suffered and thought; to express her anxious solicitude for Marianne, and entreat she would bear up with fortitude under this misfortune.
Beyond a line or two, to say that I was well, and had arrived at such a place, I had not had fortitude or constancy to write a letter since I left home.
She may be saved by your efforts, by your resource and fortitude bearing up against the heavy weight of guilt and failure.
Thus, for instance, courage was intended to inspire fortitude, not to get money by; neither is this the end of the soldier's or the physician's art, but victory and health.