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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Quality of endurance or courage.

Usage examples (36)
  • It takes a lot of mettle to run in the Boston Marathon.
  • Arsene Wenger's delight as Arsenal show their title mettle in hard-fought Goodison Park win
  • Ronaldo, Kaka absent as Valencia test Real title mettle
  • Ancelotti asks Arsenal to show their Premier League title mettle for more
Tutoring comment
  • Don't "meddle" (to interfere) with him for he has a "mettle" (inherent character) of "metal" (opaque conductive substances such as iron, gold and silver) and was awarded a "medal" (decoration or award) for bravery.
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