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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Full of mettle; spirited and plucky. See Synonyms at brave.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of great mettle; courageous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of mettle or spirit; courageous; fiery.

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

  • adj. willing to face danger
  • adj. having a proud and unbroken spirit

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  • The great Tudor queen had known how to deal with mettlesome men

    October 2, 2010