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mettle - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mettle

(noun) the courage to carry on
Synonyms : heart , nerve , spunk
Example Sentence
  • he kept fighting on pure spunk
  • you haven't got the heart for baseball

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mettle

METTLE - sounds like 'MEET' + 'HELL' To MEET HELL one should have the COURAGE TO CARRY ON
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by bujjusmart

Sounds like metal and metals are obviously strong. So, can be related to a strong courageous person.
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by Administrator

Reminds of Steel King industrialist Lakshmi Mittal: Symbolic of courage to carry on
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by bugmenot

We use Metal for waging war. Implying courage
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by subhasish

meet(guys lets meet up,we all will be a force then)+all(Unity is strength and seems courageous)
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by miktarun

in the military they give you a metal for brave deeds
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by usairforce1985

METTLE= MEnTaL courage and spirit....
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by smsayem127

MET(meat)+LE(in hindi le means take)....people who sell meat say MEAT LE....but they require COURAGE to carry on the business because everytime they have to kill innocent animals
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by nileshdive

it takes mettle to walk through a field of nettle
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by Enigmaticguitar

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