mettled
adjective see mettle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Mettled — Met tled, a. Having mettle; high spirited; ardent; full of fire. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mettled — |med.əld, etəld adjective 1. obsolete : mettlesome 2. : having (such) a mettle usually used in combination muddy mettled high mettled …   Useful english dictionary

  • mettled — met·tled …   English syllables

  • High-mettled — High met tled, a. Having abundance of mettle; ardent; full of fire; as, a high mettled steed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muddy-mettled — Mud dy met tled, a. Dull spirited. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muddy-mettled — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : having a dull spirit a dull and muddy mettled rascal Shakespeare * * * muddy mettˈled adjective (Shakespeare) Spiritless • • • Main Entry: ↑mud …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-mettled — a. 1. Fiery, spirited. 2. Ardent, high spirited, proud, quick, fiery, intense, excitable. See high strung, 2 …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • high-mettled — highˈ mettˈled adjective High spirited, fiery • • • Main Entry: ↑high …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-mettled — …   Useful english dictionary

  • mettle — noun Etymology: alteration of metal Date: 1581 1. a. vigor and strength of spirit or temperament < suspected to have more tongue in his head than mettle in his bosom Sir Walter Scott > b. staying quality ; stamina < trucks had proved their mettle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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