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backbone

see definition of backbone
  • nounstrength of character
  • nounspinal column of vertebrate
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Synonyms for backbone

noun strength of character
  • determination
  • courage
  • firmness
  • fortitude
  • grit
  • guts
  • hardihood
  • heart
  • mettle
  • nerve
  • pluck
  • resolution
  • resolve
  • spunk
  • stamina
  • steadfastness
  • tenacity
  • toughness
  • will
  • willpower
  • intestinal fortitude
  • moral fiber

Antonyms for backbone

  • cowardice
  • fear
  • indecision
  • irresolution
  • question
  • timidity
  • weakness
  • ineptness
  • powerlessness
  • spinelessness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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noun. fundamental part

basis

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confidence

noun. belief in oneself

confidences

noun. belief in oneself

courage

noun. boldness, braveness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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