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[mass noun] Courage in pain or adversity:‘she endured her illness with great fortitude’
courage, bravery, strength of mind, strength of character, moral strength, toughness of spirit, firmness of purpose, strong-mindedness, resilience, backbone, spine, mettle, spirit, nerve, pluck, pluckiness, doughtiness, fearlessness, valour, intrepidity, stout-heartedness, endurancestoicism, steadfastness, patience, long-suffering, forbearance, tenacity, pertinacity, perseverance, resolve, resolution, resoluteness, determinationdunkirk spiritguts, grit, spunkView synonyms
- ‘He died peacefully after an illness borne with great fortitude and resolve.’
- ‘This post is therefore a severe test of that resolution and fortitude.’
- ‘Past generations had much worse to deal with, but showed stoicism, forbearance and fortitude.’
- ‘We're experts at turning a noble fiasco into a story about fortitude and stoicism.’
- ‘Face obstacles and difficulties at work and at home with courage and fortitude.’
- ‘But with amazing resilience and fortitude the man and his players bounced back.’
- ‘These black periods must have been harrowing in the extreme, but were borne with great fortitude and courage.’
- ‘Robyn had fought her illness so valiantly, amazing doctors and others with her fortitude over and over again.’
- ‘He died peacefully after a short illness borne with characteristic courage and fortitude.’
- ‘Publishing in research journals requires fortitude, resilience and persistence.’
- ‘He didn't require miraculous surgery so much as mental fortitude and bottomless reserves of patience.’
- ‘The people had to know another tale of courage and fortitude and love.’
- ‘Down the years she bore the injuries and scars of that tragic event with great fortitude and resolve.’
- ‘Peter, who was aged 72, died following an illness borne with much courage and fortitude.’
- ‘Her passing, after a long illness borne with true courage and fortitude, touched the hearts of all who knew her.’
- ‘He fought for a fair time, aware he had fortitude but neither real courage nor strength.’
- ‘Yet the grouping must find the same internal fortitude to learn from adversity as it has done in the past.’
- ‘She met an illness some years ago in a brave fashion which marked her down as woman of courage and fortitude.’
- ‘The fact that he is continuing with his work is certainly a testament to his spirit and to his fortitude.’
- ‘Perhaps being war babies had given them interminable patience, fortitude and resilience.’
Middle English: via French from Latin fortitudo, from fortis strong.
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