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METTLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mettle mean? 

METTLE (noun)
  The noun METTLE has 1 sense:

1. the courage to carry on

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


 Dictionary entry details 


METTLE (noun)


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Meaning:

The courage to carry on

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

mettle; nerve; spunk; heart

Context examples:

he kept fighting on pure spunk / you haven't got the heart for baseball

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

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


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