spirited; courageous.

1655–65; mettle + -some1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To mettlesome
World English Dictionary
mettled or mettlesome (ˈmɛtəld, ˈmɛtəlsəm)
spirited, courageous, or valiant
mettlesome or mettlesome

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Except for a laggard quality in the ballet movements, it moves with a mettlesome step.
It transmutes the broadly stylized mood of a mettlesome farce into the gusto and colors of the musical stage.
The wheelers especially were a splendid pair of mettlesome stallions, and tho leaders carefully elected.
Here she mounts some a mettlesome horse and trains him with d wonderful skill and boldness.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature