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1. The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage.
2. Aggressive energy; initiative: "His prose has moxie, though it rushes and stumbles from a pent-up surge" (Patricia Hampl).
3. Skill; know-how.
[From Moxie, trademark for a soft drink with a strong flavor.]
slang US and Canadian courage, nerve, or vigour
[from the trademark Moxie, a soft drink]
1. vigor; pep.
2. boldness; nerve.
[1925–30, Amer.; after Moxie, trademark name of a soft drink]
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|Noun||1.||moxie - fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"|
fortitude - strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Slang. The quality of mind enabling one to face danger or hardship resolutely:
braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, fortitude, gallantry, gameness, heart, intrepidity, intrepidness, mettle, nerve, pluck, pluckiness, spirit, stoutheartedness, undauntedness, valiance, valiancy, valiantness, valor.