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ˈfɔr tɪˌtud, -ˌtyudfor·ti·tude

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fortitudenoun

    strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage


  1. fortitudenoun

    the mental strength that enables courage in the face of adversity

    Fortitude is bravery on the side of justice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fortitudenoun

    power to resist attack; strength; firmness

  2. Fortitudenoun

    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

Examples of fortitude in a Sentence

  1. Pope Francis on Sunday:

    In this moment there is a need for much courage and much fortitude to say 'no' to hate and vendetta and make gestures of peace.

  2. Dr. Urooj Umer:

    Don't let others to spoil your inner peace and don't allow yourself to pluck your fortitude by rot raps of anyone...

  3. The Hitopadesa:

    Prosperity attends the lion-hearted man who exerts himself, while we say, destiny will ensure it. Laying aside destiny, show manly fortitude by thy own strength: if thou endeavour, and thy endeavours fail of success, what crime is there in failing?

  4. Prashant Agarwal:

    The secret to growth is Determination. Be it personal or professional, when you are determined, you are sure to touch the pinnacle of success. Willpower helps resolve all obstacles in your path. With determination, even a physically challenged person can climb a mountain or write the highest examinations. Fortitude will help you grow and reach your highest potential. Domination, on the other hand, sows the seeds of collapse. When you dominate, you do not let others grow. But growth is never sustainable if those around you are not growing with you. Thus, when you dominate, you neither let others grow, nor can you improve yourself. So, do not dominate, be determined instead.

  5. Jack Kappelman:

    We need leaders of conviction who have diverse constituencies always in mind, who carefully consider the larger contexts of their words and deeds. We need people who aren’t afraid to stand for what they believe in, but who also recognize the privilege of their position. We need leaders who hold themselves accountable to their peers – leaders of great fortitude and great integrity.

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    warn strongly; put on guard
    • A. monish
    • B. flub
    • C. aberrate
    • D. fluster

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