from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Full of mettle; spirited and plucky. synonym: brave.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of mettle or spirit; courageous; fiery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of spirit; possessing constitutional ardor; fiery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of great mettle; courageous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective willing to face danger
  • adjective having a proud and unbroken spirit


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