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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.The young volunteer saw the war as his chance to show his mettle.The rigorous test was designed to gauge the mettle of the program's applicants.
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