[fawr-ti-tood-n-uh s, -tyood-]


having or showing fortitude; marked by bravery or courage.

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

Historical Examples of 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