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Full of mettle; spirited and plucky. See Synonyms at brave.
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met•tle•some(ˈmɛt l səm)
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|Adj.||1.||mettlesome - having a proud and unbroken spirit|
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
|2.||mettlesome - willing to face danger |
brave, courageous - possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"
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adjective courageous, daring, dashing, bold, lively, vigorous, fiery, brisk, ardent, game (informal), feisty (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), valiant, plucky, high-spirited, sprightly, frisky, mettled She was bright and mettlesome - a real go-getter.
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1. Having or showing courage:
audacious, bold, brave, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, fortitudinous, gallant, game, hardy, heroic, intrepid, plucky, stout, stouthearted, unafraid, undaunted, valiant, valorous.
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