What does fortitude mean?

Definitions for fortitudeˈfɔr tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fortitude.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fortitude(noun)

    strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fortitude

    for′ti-tūd, n. mental power of endurance: firmness in meeting danger: (obs.) strength, power of resistance or attack.—adj. Fortitū′dinous. [L. fortitudofortis.]

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fortitude in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fortitude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Locke:

    Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.

  2. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce:

    Callous, adj. Gifted with great fortitude to bear the evils afflicting another.

  3. Francis Bacon:

    Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.

  4. Joko Widodo:

    I feel a deep loss over this disaster and pray for the families to be given fortitude and strength.

  5. Sophie Lauterborn:

    I tell my friends, I haven't seen anyone crying alone, i find a lot of resilience, fortitude and kindness.

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