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mettle

met·tle

mettle

 
 
pronunciation:
me tl
phrases:
on one's mettle
part of speech: noun
definition 1: inherent temperament; character.
synonyms:
character, disposition, makeup, nature, temperament
similar words:
complexion, constitution, stripe
definition 2: toughness of character; courage.
Many people enjoy testing their mettle by taking part in dangerous sports.
synonyms:
backbone, bravery, character, courage, fortitude, hardiness, integrity, pluck, spunk, valor
similar words:
fight, grit, gumption, guts, heart, nerve, resolution, resolve, spirit, strength
phrase: on one's mettle