[fawr-ti-tood, -tyood] /ˈfɔr tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/

mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously:
Never once did her fortitude waver during that long illness.
strength and firmness of mind; resolute endurance

early 15c., from Middle French fortitude, from Latin fortitudo “strength, force, firmness,” from fortis “strong, brave” (see fort).


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