fortitude

  • 1 Fortitude — • One of the gifts from the Holy Ghost is a supernatural virtue Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Fortitude     Fortitude     † …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 fortitude — ⇒FORTITUDE, subst. fém. Littér. Force morale, fermeté d âme. À Milan surtout presque tout le peuple témoigna une grande constance et beaucoup de fortitude (LAS CASES, Mémor. Ste Hélène, t. 1, 1823, p. 539) : • Comment le malheur agit il sur les… …

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  • 4 Fortitude — For ti*tude, n. [L. fortitudo, fr. fortis strong. See {Fort}.] 1. Power to resist attack; strength; firmness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The fortitude of the place is best known to you. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That strength or firmness of mind which… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 fortitude — [fôrt′ə to͞od΄, fôrt′ətyo͞od΄] n. [ME < L fortitudo < fortis, strong: see FORT1] the strength to bear misfortune, pain, etc. calmly and patiently; firm courage SYN. PATIENCE fortitudinous [fôr΄təto͞od′ n əs, fôr΄tətyo͞od′ n əs] adj. SYN.… …

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  • 6 fortitude — early 15c., from M.Fr. fortitude, from L. fortitudo strength, force, firmness, from fortis strong, brave (see FORT (Cf. fort)) …

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  • 7 fortitude — index composure, longanimity, resignation (passive acceptance), spirit, sufferance, tolerance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 8 fortitude — s. f. [Pouco usado] Força; fortaleza …

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  • 9 fortitude — [n] strength of mind; guts backbone*, boldness, braveness, bravery, constancy, courage, courageousness, dauntlessness, determination, endurance, fearlessness, firmness, grit*, gutsiness, hardihood, heart, intrepidity, mettle, moxie, nerve,… …

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  • 10 fortitude — ► NOUN ▪ courage and strength in bearing pain or trouble. ORIGIN Latin fortitudo, from fortis strong …

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  • 11 fortitude — n. 1) to demonstrate, display, show fortitude 2) (humorous) intestinal fortitude ( great courage ) 3) moral fortitude 4) the fortitude to + inf. (they had enough fortitude to finish the job) * * * [ fɔːtɪtjuːd] display show fortitude moral… …

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  • 12 fortitude — (for ti tu d ) s. f. Force d âme. •   On a vu des Français supporter les tourments du cadre de feu avec la fortitude des Indiens mêmes, CHATEAUBR. Natch. VIII. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Quant est en paour et en hardiesse, la vertu qui est ou [au] …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13 fortitude — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. courage, patience, endurance. See inexcitability. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. firmness, courage, mettle, fearlessness, grit, backbone, determination, pluck, strength, stoicism, guts*; see also… …

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  • 14 fortitude — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)tɪtjuːd, AM tuːd[/t]] N UNCOUNT (approval) If you say that someone has shown fortitude, you admire them for being brave, calm, and uncomplaining when they have experienced something unpleasant or painful. [FORMAL] He suffered a long… …

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  • 15 fortitude n — 1) I bought myself fifty hamburgers and I ve only ten left, said Tom with fortitude. 2) Those who reach their 42nd birthday celebrate it with fortitude …

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  • 16 fortitude — /fawr ti toohd , tyoohd /, n. mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously: Never once did her fortitude waver during that long illness. [1350 1400; ME < L fortitudo strength, firmness, courage …

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  • 17 fortitude — noun /ˈfɔːtɪtjuːd/ the mental strength that enables courage in the face of adversity Fortitude is bravery on the side of justice …

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  • 18 fortitude — Synonyms and related words: acceptance, backbone, boldness, bottom, bravery, bulldog courage, cardinal virtues, charity, constancy, courage, courageousness, dauntlessness, decisiveness, determination, endurance, energy, faith, fearlessness,… …

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  • 19 fortitude — for|ti|tude [ˈfo:tıtju:d US ˈfo:rtıtu:d] n [U] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: fortitudo, from fortis strong ] courage shown when you are in great pain or experiencing a lot of trouble = ↑strength ▪ Winnie is a woman of quiet fortitude… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 fortitude — for|ti|tude [ fɔrtı,tud ] noun uncount FORMAL a brave and determined attitude: She bore her long illness with great fortitude …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English