Definition of fortitude noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fortitude

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BrE BrE//ˈfɔːtɪtjuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrtətuːd//
 
[uncountable](formal) Brave
 
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courage shown by somebody who is suffering great pain or facing great difficulties synonym bravery, courage She endured her illness with great fortitude. See related entries: Brave Word Origin Middle English: via French from Latin fortitudo, from fortis ‘strong’.
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