[ fawr-ti-tood-n-uh s, -tyood- ]
/ ˌfɔr tɪˈtud n əs, -ˈtyud- /


having or showing fortitude; marked by bravery or courage.

Nearby words

  1. fortin barometer,
  2. fortis,
  3. fortissimo,
  4. fortition,
  5. fortitude,
  6. fortnight,
  7. fortnightly,
  8. fortran,
  9. fortress,
  10. fortuitism

Origin of fortitudinous

1745–55; < Latin fortitūdin- (stem of fortitūdō) fortitude + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fortitudinous

  • He has been ailing lately—and he thought that this happy and fortitudinous event would be too much for his nerves.

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4|George W. M. Reynolds

Word Origin and History for fortitudinous



from Latin fortitudinem (nominative fortitudo; see fortitude) + -ous. Related: Fortitudinously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper