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gameness

[ geym-nis ]
/ ˈgeɪm nɪs /
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noun
the quality of having a fighting spirit; courage or resolution; pluck: The horse revealed his true gameness, coming up from behind after that early stumble.
the required enthusiasm or will to do something: In a show of gameness, they tackled the icy path with shovels and picks.
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Origin of gameness

First recorded in 1805–10; game1 (in the adjective senses “plucky” and “enthusiastic”) + -ness
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British Dictionary definitions for gameness

gameness
/ (ˈɡeɪmnɪs) /

noun
courage or bravery; pluck
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