for·ti·tude (fôrtĭ-td′, -tyd′)
Strength of mind that allows one to endure pain or adversity with courage.
[Middle English, from Latin fortitūdō, from fortis, strong; see bhergh-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
for′ti·tudi·nous (-tdn-əs, -tyd-) adj.
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