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                                            Pronunciation: 'me-t&l
Function: noun
Etymology: alteration of metal
1 a : vigor and strength of spirit or temperament <suspected to have more tongue in his head than mettle in his bosom -- Sir Walter Scott> b : staying quality :
STAMINA <trucks had proved their mettle in army transport -- Pioneer & Pacemaker>
2 : quality of temperament or disposition <gentlemen of brave mettle -- Shakespeare>
synonym see
- metˇtled
/-t&ld/ adjective
- on one's mettle : aroused to do one's best
  1. Courage and fortitude; spirit: troops who showed their mettle in combat.
  2. Inherent quality of character and temperament.

  3. Idiom:
    on (one's) mettle
Prepared to accept a challenge and do one's best.
The quality of mind enabling one to face danger or hardship resolutely:
braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, fortitude, gallantry, gameness, heart, intrepidity, intrepidness, nerve, pluck, pluckiness, spirit, stoutheartedness, undauntedness, valiance, valiancy, valiantness, valor.
Informal spunk, spunkiness.
Slang gut (used in plural), gutsiness, moxie.
See fear.
metˇtle [ métt'l ]

1. strength of character: spirited determination

2. inherent temperament: the mental and emotional character unique to an individual person

[Mid-16th century. Variant of metal]

on your mettle ready or determined to do your best
Syllables:   met-tle
  Phrases:   on one's mettle
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meh tEl
   Definition 1. inherent temperament; character.
   Synonyms   disposition (1) , character (1) , temperament (1) , makeup (3) , nature (1,3)
   Crossref. Syn.   constitution
   Similar Words   stripe1 , complexion
   Definition 2. toughness of character; courage.
   Synonyms   character (2) , pluck (2) , courage , integrity (1) , backbone (3) , spunk (1) , fortitude , bravery (1) , hardiness (2) , valor
   Crossref. Syn.   grit , fight , strength
   Similar Words   heart , guts , spirit , resolve , nerve , grit , gumption , resolution , staunchness {staunch2}
  Related Words   audacity , backbone , will , heroism , vigor , pluck , valor
  Phrase   on one's mettle
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