mettle definition

  • noun:
    • Courage and fortitude; nature: soldiers which revealed their particular mettle in fight.
    • built-in top-notch personality and temperament.
    • an excellent of stamina and nerve.
    • Good temperament and personality.
    • Metal; a metallic substance.
    • Substance or quality of temperament; spirit, esp. in regards to honor, courage, fortitude, ardor, etc.; personality; -- generally in a great sense.
    • identical to metal.
    • actual or moral constitution; product.
    • Natural tempera myself ut; especially, a masculine and ardent temperament; nature; nerve; ardor; passion.
    • the courage to continue
  • idiom:
    • on (one's) mettle Prepared to accept difficult and do a person's most readily useful.

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