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fortitude

[fawr-ti-tood, -tyood]
noun
mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously: Never once did her fortitude waver during that long illness.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin fortitūdō strength, firmness, courage, equivalent to forti(s) strong + -tūdō -tude


See patience.
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fortitude (ˈfɔːtɪˌtjuːd)
 
n
strength and firmness of mind; resolute endurance
 
[C15: from Latin fortitūdō courage]
 
forti'tudinous
 
adj

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fortitude
early 15c., from M.Fr. fortitude, from L. fortitudo "strength," from fortis "strong, brave" (see fort).
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