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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)

Sense 1mettle [BACK TO TOP]


The courage to carry on

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Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


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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