[f_ˈɔː_t_ɪ_t_j_ˌuː_d], [fˈɔːtɪtjˌuːd], [fˈɔːtɪtjˌuːd]

Definitions of fortitude:

  1.   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.
  2.   Firmness of mind; resolute endurance. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   Strength to endure suffering bravely. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   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.
  5.   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. 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
  2. Gird your hearts with silent fortitude suffering yet hoping all things. – Felicia Hemans
  3. Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude take root and strongly flourish. – David Mallet
  4. Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. – Jean Rostand
  5. 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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Next Mrs. Sandford insisted on dressing Daisy as Fortitude – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  4. 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
  5. At least I can listen with fortitude – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
  6. 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
  7. He had presumed too much upon his fortitude – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  8. 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
  9. One comfort, mine will break first; I have not his fortitude – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  10. 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