fortitudinous

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

adjective

having or showing fortitude; marked by bravery or courage: The pillars stand tall, like fortitudinous soldiers, guarding the vast expanse of desert.

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Origin of fortitudinous

First recorded in 1745–55; from Latin fortitūdin- (stem of fortitūdō ) + -ous; see origin at fortitude, -ous
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Example sentences 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