Meaning of fortitude

for•ti•tude

Pronunciation: (fôr'ti-td", -tyd"), [key]
— n.
  1. mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously: Never once did her fortitude waver during that long illness.
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