Fortitude

Definition of Fortitude

For´ti`tude
n.1.Power to resist attack; strength; firmness.
The fortitude of the place is best known to you.
- Shak.
2.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.
Extolling patience as the truest fortitude.
- Milton.
Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.
- Locke.

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