fortitude

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French, from Latin fortitūdō (bravery, strength), from fortis (brave, strong).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːtɪtjuːd/
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  • Hyphenation: for‧ti‧tude

Noun[edit]

fortitude (countable and uncountable, plural fortitudes)

  1. Mental or emotional strength that enables courage in the face of adversity.
    Synonyms: inner strength, moxie, resolve
  2. (archaic) Physical strength.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French [Term?], borrowed from Latin fortitūdō (bravery, strength), from fortis (brave, strong).

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Noun[edit]

fortitude f (plural fortitudes)

  1. fortitude

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