The definition of fortitude is having strong will in the face of danger or pain.(noun)
An athlete who continues a race in spite of an injury is an example of fortitude.
See fortitude in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L fortitudo < fortis, strong: see fort
See fortitude in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin fortitūdō
Origin: , from fortis, strong; see bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots.
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