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(of a person or animal) full of spirit and courage; lively.‘their horses were beasts of burden, not mettlesome chargers’
spirited, game, gritty, intrepid, fearless, courageous, hardy, brave, plucky, gallant, valiant, valorous, bold, daring, audacious, heroictenacious, steely, determined, resolved, resolute, steadfast, indomitableView synonyms
- ‘When you have a problem, people create a commission to look at it, because it may be mettlesome.’
- ‘The chorus is youthful and mettlesome, impressively precise yet never mechanical.’
- ‘Their horses were beasts of burden, not mettlesome chargers, and during the British civil wars cost half as much as proper cavalry horses.’
- ‘There had been plenty of mettlesome, even feminine-looking women drivers before Hellé began making headlines.’
- ‘He was a vigorous and mettlesome man who loved a yarn.’
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