Definitions for fortitudeˈfɔr tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

for•ti•tudeˈfɔr tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud(n.)

  1. mental and emotional strength in facing adversity, danger, or temptation courageously.

Origin of fortitude:

1350–1400; ME < L fortitūdō strength, courage

for`ti•tu′di•nous(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fortitude(noun)

    strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage

Wiktionary

  1. fortitude(Noun)

    the mental strength that enables courage in the face of adversity

    Fortitude is bravery on the side of justice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fortitude(noun)

    power to resist attack; strength; firmness

  2. Fortitude(noun)

    that strength or firmness of mind which enables a person to encounter danger with coolness and courage, or to bear pain or adversity without murmuring, depression, or despondency; passive courage; resolute endurance; firmness in confronting or bearing up against danger or enduring trouble

Freebase

  1. Fortitude

    The Fortitude is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli, finished in 1470. It is housed in the Galleria degli Uffizi, in Florence. Fortitude is the first recorded work by Botticelli. This work originally belonged to a set of seven panels representing Virtues, intended to decorate the Tribunal Hall of Piazza della Signoria in Florence. The other six panels are painted by Pietro Pollaiolo's workshop.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. fortitude

    That quality of mind which does not care what happens so long as it does not happen to us.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fortitude(noun)

courage and endurance

He showed great fortitude during his long illness.

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