Synonyms of mettle in English:


See definition of mettle


1‘Sir Charles, a man of mettle, did not surrender without a struggle’


spirit, fortitude, tenacity, strength of character, moral fibre, steel, determination, resolve, resolution, steadfastness, indomitability, backbone, hardihood, pluck, nerve, gameness, courage, courageousness, bravery, gallantry, valour, intrepidity, fearlessness, boldness, daring, audacity

British Dunkirk spirit

informal guts, grit, spunk

British informal bottle

2‘Frazer's disciple was of a very different mettle’


calibre, character, disposition, nature, temperament, temper, personality, make-up, stamp, kind, sort, variety, mould, kidney, grain