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Fortitude

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Fortituden. [L. fortitudo, fr. fortis strong. See Fort.].
  •  Power to resist attack; strength; firmness.  [1913 Webster]
    "The fortitude of the place is best known to you."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That strength or firmness of mind which enables a person to encounter danger with coolness and courage, or to bear pain or adversity without murmuring, depression, or despondency; passive courage; resolute endurance; firmness in confronting or bearing up against danger or enduring trouble.  [1913 Webster]
    "Extolling patience as the truest fortitude."  [1913 Webster]
    "Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues."
Syn. -- Courage; resolution; resoluteness; endurance; bravery. See Courage, and Heroism.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Fortitude, n. courage in pain or adversity.

Etymology
ME f. F f. L fortitudo -dinis f. fortis strong

THESAURUS

Fortitude

acceptance, backbone, boldness, bottom, bravery, bulldog courage, cardinal virtues, charity, constancy, courage, courageousness, dauntlessness, decisiveness, determination, endurance, energy, faith, fearlessness, fixity of purpose, forbearance, forbearing, forbearingness, force, gameness, gaminess, grit, grittiness, guts, gutsiness, hardihood, hardiness, heartiness, hope, indulgence, intestinal fortitude, intrepidity, iron will, justice, lenience, leniency, long-sufferance, long-suffering, longanimity, love, lustihood, lustiness, mettle, mettlesomeness, might, mightiness, moral courage, moral fiber, natural virtues, nerve, nerviness, obstinacy, patience, patience of Job, patientness, perseverance, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, pith, pluckiness, potency, power, powerfulness, prudence, resoluteness, resolution, robustness, ruggedness, sand, self-control, spirit, spunk, spunkiness, stalwartness, stamina, staying power, stick-to-itiveness, sticking power, stoicism, stoutness, strength, strength of mind, strength of purpose, strength of will, sturdiness, sufferance, supernatural virtues, sweet reasonableness, temperance, tenaciousness, tenacity, theological virtues, tolerance, toleration, toughness, valiancy, valor, valorousness, vigor, vigorousness, vitality, waiting game, waiting it out, will, will of iron, will power

ROGET THESAURUS

Fortitude

Inexcitability

N inexcitability, imperturbability, inirritability, even temper, tranquil mind, dispassion, tolerance, patience, coolth, passiveness, hebetude, hebetation, impassibility, stupefaction, coolness, calmness, composure, placidity, indisturbance, imperturbation, sang froid, tranquility, serenity, quiet, quietude, peace of mind, mental calmness, staidness, gravity, sobriety, Quakerism, philosophy, equanimity, stoicism, command of temper, self-possession, self-control, self-command, self-restraint, ice water in one's veins, presence of mind, submission, resignation, sufferance, supportance, endurance, longsufferance, forbearance, longanimity, fortitude, patience of Job, patience on a monument, patience 'sovereign o'er transmuted ill', moderation, repression of feelings, subjugation of feeling, restraint, tranquillization, inexcitable, unexcitable, imperturbable, unsusceptible, unpassionate, dispassionate, cold-blooded, irritable, enduring, stoical, Platonic, philosophic, staid, stayed, sober, sober minded, grave, sober as a judge, grave as a judge, sedate, demure, cool-headed, easy-going, peaceful, placid, calm, quiet as a mouse, tranquil, serene, cool as a cucumber, cool as a custard, undemonstrative, temperate, composed, collected, unexcited, unstirred, unruffled, undisturbed, unperturbed, unimpassioned, unoffended, unresisting, meek, tolerant, patient, patient as Job, submissive, tame, content, resigned, chastened, subdued, lamblike, gentle as a lamb, suaviter in modo, mild as mothers milk, soft as peppermint, armed with patience, bearing with, clement, long-suffering, like patience on a monument smiling at grief, aequo animo, in cold blood, more in sorrow than in anger, Int, patience!, and shuffle the cards, cool calm and collected, keep calm in the midst of a storm, adversity's sweet milk, philosophy, mens aequa in arduis philosophia stemma non inspec, quo me cumque rapit tempestas deferor hospes, they also serve who only stand and wait.

Courage

N courage, bravery, valor, resoluteness, boldness, spirit, daring, gallantry, intrepidity, contempt of danger, defiance of danger, derring-do, audacity, rashness, dash, defiance, confidence, self-reliance, manliness, manhood, nerve, pluck, mettle, game, heart, heart of grace, spunk, guts, face, virtue, hardihood, fortitude, intestinal fortitude, firmness, heart of oak, bottom, backbone, spine, resolution, bulldog courage, prowess, heroism, chivalry, exploit, feat, achievement, heroic deed, heroic act, bold stroke, man, man of mettle, hero, demigod, Amazon, Hector, lion, tiger, panther, bulldog, gamecock, fighting-cock, bully, fire eater, courageous, brave, valiant, valorous, gallant, intrepid, spirited, spiritful, high-spirited, high-mettled, mettlesome, plucky, manly, manful, resolute, stout, stout-hearted, iron-hearted, lion-hearted, heart of oak, Penthesilean, bold, bold-spirited, daring, audacious, fearless, dauntless, dreadless, aweless, undaunted, unappalled, undismayed, unawed, unblanched, unabashed, unalarmed, unflinching, unshrinking, unblanching, unapprehensive, confident, self-reliant, bold as a lion, bold as brass, enterprising, adventurous, venturous, venturesome, dashing, chivalrous, soldierly, heroic, fierce, savage, pugnacious, strong-minded, hardy, doughty, firm, determined, dogged, indomitable, up to, up to the scratch, upon one's mettle, reassured, unfeared, undreaded, one's blood being up, courage sans peur, fortes fortuna adjuvat, have I not in my time heard lions roar, I dare do all that may become a man, male vincetis sed vincite, omne solum forti patria, self-trust is the essence of heroism, stimulos dedit oemula virtus, strong and great, a hero, teloque animus proestantior omni, there, is always safety in valor, virtus ariete fortier.


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