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fortitude

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fortitude/ˈfoɚtəˌtuːd/
British/ˈfɔːtəˌtjuːd/noun
fortitude
/ˈfoɚtəˌtuːd/British/ˈfɔːtəˌtjuːd/
noun
Learner's definition of FORTITUDE  
[noncount]formal
: mental strength and courage that allows someone to face danger, pain, etc.
◊ The phrase intestinal fortitude is used informally in U.S. English as a humorous replacement for “guts,” which means “courage.”
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