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- noun The quality of being mettlesome or spirited.
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- noun The quality of being
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- noun courageous high-spiritedness
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By prancing over imaginary difficulties and shying at imaginary dangers he gives an impression of mettlesomeness which is foreign to his native disposition.
In the case of mettlesomeness which may be mistaken for appetite, of heat which may appear to be haste, no con - clusions may be drawn.