fortitude

[f_ˈɔː_t_ɪ_t_j_ˌuː_d], [fˈɔːtɪtjˌuːd], [fˈɔːtɪtjˌuːd]

Antonyms for fortitude:

dastardliness, gutlessness, fearfulness, frailty, alarm, poltroonery, pusillanimity, fright, anxiety, faintheartedness, fear, softness, panic, irresolution, trepidation, frailness, timorousness, timidness, cowardliness, indecisiveness, cravenness, wimpiness, timidity, cowardice, horror, spinelessness, vacillation, terror, irresoluteness, scare, wimpishness, weakness, wishy-washiness.


Definitions of fortitude:

  1.   That strength or firmness of mind which enables a person to encounter danger with coolness and courage, or to bear pain or adversity without murmuring, depression, or despondency; passive courage; resolute endurance; firmness in confronting or bearing up against danger or enduring trouble. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   Strength of mind to endure suffering or peril. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3.   Power to resist attack; strength; firmness. – Newage Dictionary DB
  4.   Strength to endure suffering bravely. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5.   Firmness of mind; resolute endurance. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   That power of mind which enables a person to act or suffer with patience, and without flinching or complaining; endurance; resolution. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7.   strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8.   That strength of mind which enables one to meet danger or endure pain with calmness. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9.   That strength of mind or courage which enables a person to bear up calmly under opposition, adversity, or affliction. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for fortitude:

  1. Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason. – Francis Bacon
  2. Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. – Jacqueline Bisset
  3. Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s. – William Blake
  4. Heroic people take risks to themselves to help others. There's nothing heroic about accepting $5 million to go out and run around chasing a ball, although you may show fortitude or those other qualities while you do it. – Gregg Easterbrook
  5. Gird your hearts with silent fortitude suffering yet hoping all things. – Felicia Hemans
  6. Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues. – John Locke
  7. Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude take root and strongly flourish. – David Mallet
  8. I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness in the face of overwhelming odds. – Louis Nizer
  9. Pray for intestinal fortitude work hard, and keep the faith. Oh, and pray for good luck, you're gonna need it. – Jerry Reed
  10. Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. – Jean Rostand
  11. We are weak, writing is difficult, but for my own sake I do not regret this journey, which has shown that Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another, and meet death with as great a fortitude as ever in the past. – Robert Falcon Scott

Usage examples for fortitude:

  1. However, he is not even now allowed to live with them, for after this demonstration of his fortitude his character is tried two years more, and if he appears to be worthy, they then admit him into the society. ” – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  2. Try to keep your fortitude for perhaps his welfare depends upon it." ” – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  3. But here the rack of suspense on which poor Cecile was lying became past endurance, the child's fortitude gave way. ” – The Children's Pilgrimage by L. T. Meade
  4. “ I have fortitude enough to determine to do my duty; yet I cannot raise my depressed spirits, or calm my trembling heart. ” – Mary Wollstonecraft by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  5. He envied her courage and fortitude the calm assurance with which she seemed to face the world which was all about her and yet hidden from her sight. ” – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  6. One comfort, mine will break first; I have not his fortitude – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  7. But the hours told so on the aching boy, that for once he abandoned his own strict standard of fortitude and his distress cried aloud to solitude, 'Diadyomene! ” – The Unknown Sea by Clemence Housman
  8. His favourite virtue was fortitude it was on this that he now mainly valued himself. ” – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book II by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  9. At least I can listen with fortitude – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
  10. She bore herself with as much fortitude apparently, as the men, although she knew that her fate would be the same as theirs. ” – In the Rocky Mountains by W. H. G. Kingston
  11. So, when I realized that I was by no means fit for this mode of life, that I had taken it up under compulsion and not of my own free will, nevertheless, as public opinion in these days regards it as a crime to break away from a mode of life once taken up, I had resolved to endure with fortitude this part of my unhappiness also- you know that I am in many things unfortunate. ” – Erasmus and the Age of Reformation by Johan Huizinga
  12. You thought the Reverend Brother would not bear the mortification with as much fortitude as myself? ” – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  13. He had presumed too much upon his fortitude – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  14. And plenty of trials, poor fellow, he had for his fortitude – Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing by T. S. Arthur
  15. Next Mrs. Sandford insisted on dressing Daisy as Fortitude – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  16. The attacks towards Paris have been held, and Paris, with admirable fortitude makes little of the attentions of " Fat Bertha." ” – Mr. Punch's History of the Great War by Punch
  17. My songs of power prelude The march and battle of man's life, And for the suffering and the strife, I give him Fortitude – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  18. Every day increased her resolution to put an end to their suspense, and to accept their lot with such fortitude as they could command. ” – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  19. He bore this misfortune with an unshaken fortitude and indeed the treatment he met with from Mr. Dagg, the keeper of the prison, greatly softened the rigours of his confinement. ” – The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V. by Theophilus Cibber

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