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fortitudinous

[fawr-ti-tood-n-uh s, -tyood-]
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adjective
  1. having or showing fortitude; marked by bravery or courage.
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Origin of fortitudinous

1745–55; < Latin fortitūdin- (stem of fortitūdō) fortitude + -ous
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Historical Examples

  • 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

adj.

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

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