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ˈmɛt l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heart, mettle, nerve, spunk(noun)

    the courage to carry on

    "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"

    affection, affectionateness, substance, brass, punk, philia, nervus, meat, tinder, centre, cheek, center, tenderness, kindling, core, marrow, sum, nerve, ticker, nub, kernel, nitty-gritty, spirit, gist, warmness, inwardness, pith, heart, bosom, pump, essence, face, warmheartedness, heart and soul, touchwood, fondness, spunk, boldness, eye, middle


  1. mettle(noun)

    A quality of endurance and courage.

    courage, spirit, heart

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mettle

    ardor, spirit, life, fire, animation

    hebetude, insensibility, callousness, placidity, stoicism, cowardice, submissiveness, slavishness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mettle(n.)

    spirit, nerve, vigor, ardor, pluck, hardihood, courage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mettle(n)

    spirit, disposition, pluck, nerve, hardihood, stamina, spirit

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "mettle":

    courage, fortitude

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  1. Michael Avenatti:

    Mr. Cohen has been placed in the crosshairs by Mr. Trump, he has been set-up to take the fall. An enormous amount of misplaced faith has been placed on his shoulders and I do not believe he has the mettle to withstand it.

  2. Venice Film Festival:

    'Everest' documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind, their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

  3. Rory Bruer:

    It’s such a sweet hold when you only drop 35 % on a film in its second week, it shows the mettle of the picture. Families and young teens are really really embracing the movie.

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    A synonym of "kittenish"
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    • B. serious
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