intestinal fortitude

intestinal fortitude
noun Etymology: euphemism for guts Date: circa 1937 courage, stamina

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • intestinal fortitude — ☆ intestinal fortitude n. courage and perseverance; grit; pluck: a euphemism for “guts” (see GUT, sense 7a) …   English World dictionary

  • intestinal fortitude — noun : courage, stamina, guts the qualities we have discussed common sense, intestinal fortitude, leadership … are not the only ones desirable in a second lieutenant Infantry Journal only a man of powerful will and intestinal fortitude could have …   Useful english dictionary

  • intestinal fortitude — courage; resoluteness; endurance; guts: to have intestinal fortitude. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • intestinal fortitude — /ɪnˌtɛstənəl ˈfɔtətjud/ (say in.testuhnuhl fawtuhtyoohd) noun courage; stamina: *And the courage taken for granted was not merely a matter of what someone has called intestinal fortitude; it extended to the spirit, even to that of youngsters.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • intestinal fortitude — Synonyms and related words: backbone, bottom, chutzpah, decisiveness, endurance, energy, force, fortitude, grit, guts, gutsiness, guttiness, hardiness, heart, heart of oak, heartiness, lustihood, lustiness, mettle, might, mightiness, moxie, nerve …   Moby Thesaurus

  • intestinal fortitude — noun guts (courage) …   Wiktionary

  • Intestinal fortitude — (jocular) strength of will; guts …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • intestinal fortitude — Australian Slang (jocular) strength of will; guts …   English dialects glossary

  • intestinal fortitude — intes′tinal for′titude n. courage; resoluteness; endurance; guts …   From formal English to slang

  • fortitude — fortitude, grit, backbone, pluck, guts, sand denote a quality of character combining courage and staying power. Fortitude stresses strength of mind and firmness of purpose; it implies endurance, often prolonged endurance, of physical or mental… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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