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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fortitude mean? 

  The noun FORTITUDE has 1 sense:

1. strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage

  Familiarity information: FORTITUDE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage

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Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("fortitude" is a kind of...):

natural virtue ((scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence and justice and fortitude and temperance) derived from nature)

braveness; bravery; courage; courageousness (a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fortitude"):

backbone; grit; gumption; guts; moxie; sand (fortitude and determination)

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