Origin of fortitudeMiddle English from Classical Latin fortitudo from fortis, strong: see fort
The definition of fortitude is having strong will in the face of danger or pain.
An athlete who continues a race in spite of an injury is an example of fortitude.
Strength of mind that allows one to endure pain or adversity with courage.
Origin of fortitudeMiddle English from Latin fortitūdō from fortis strong ; see bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots.
- He showed fortitude in the face of a hostile society.
- I pray we have the fortitude to carry on fighting.
- Fortitude is required to ensure competitive strength.
- This unfortunate man died under torture, which he bore with fortitude.
- Fortitude of character is not always found in the most likely places.