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synonyms for mettle

  • bravery
  • caliber
  • courage
  • fortitude
  • grit
  • spunk
  • stamina
  • temperament
  • animation
  • ardor
  • backbone
  • daring
  • dauntlessness
  • disposition
  • energy
  • fire
  • force
  • gallantry
  • gameness
  • guts
  • hardihood
  • heart
  • indomitability
  • kidney
  • life
  • makeup
  • moxie
  • nature
  • nerve
  • pluck
  • quality
  • resolution
  • resolve
  • spirit
  • stamp
  • starch
  • temper
  • valor
  • vigor
  • vitality
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antonyms for mettle

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  • cowardice
  • timidity
  • weakness
  • apathy
  • dullness
  • fear
  • idleness
  • inactivity
  • indecision
  • lethargy
  • powerlessness
  • question
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How to use mettle in a sentence

Bryson DeChambeau to test his long-driving mettle in professional event after Ryder CupJust after midnight on the Saturday before the Masters, Rahm’s wife, Kelley, gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son they named Kepa.
FATHERHOOD, A MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP, COVID (TWICE): IT HAS BEEN A YEAR FOR JON RAHMBARRY SVRLUGAAUGUST 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In this sport, the test of team’s mettle extends through that hated and revered 162-game schedule, and the Dodgers won in 2020 with a shortened season.
THE DODGERS OF 2020 WERE A FORCE. NOW THEY HAVE A TITLE TO DEFEND, WITH TREVOR BAUER TO HELP.CHELSEA JANESAPRIL 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We both personally know the mettle, pride, and attitude of these young warriors, and they will not back down.
HOW WE COULD SLEEPWALK INTO A WAR WITH CHINAELLIOT ACKERMANMARCH 9, 2021TIME
Some Olympic hopefuls have been competing in recent weeks, but many others have been waiting — training alone or with their teammates, itching to start testing their mettle with the Winter Games just around the corner.
A YEAR FROM BEIJING OLYMPICS, CORONAVIRUS WREAKS HAVOC WITH WINTER SPORTS SCHEDULESRICK MAESEJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
With the men’s college basketball season less than a week old, the Maryland Terrapins had yet to face a tricky predicament, a situation that truly tested their mettle and ability.
MARYLAND FACES ITS FIRST TEST AGAINST MOUNT ST. MARY’S AND PASSES WITH FLYING COLORSEMILY GIAMBALVONOVEMBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
When the situation worsens, though, and it comes time to evacuate, these machines prove their mettle.
THE SELF-DRIVING CAR IS A RED HERRING - ISSUE 92: FRONTIERSANTHONY TOWNSENDOCTOBER 21, 2020NAUTILUS
From there on Piegan set a pace that taxed our horses' mettle—that was one consolation—we were well mounted.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The cook, placed upon her mettle, served a delicious repast—a luscious tenderloin broiled a point.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Unfortunate Dabbler, now upon his mettle, declared that "should he ever want satisfaction, his solicitor should get it for him."
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
They presented a fine picture of eager, determined young manhood, clean and healthy, and full of life and mettle.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO METTLE

  • courage
  • determination
  • firmness
  • fortitude
  • grit
  • guts
  • hardihood
  • heart
  • intestinal fortitude
  • mettle
  • moral fiber
  • nerve
  • pluck
  • resolution
  • resolve
  • spunk
  • stamina
  • steadfastness
  • tenacity
  • toughness
  • will
  • willpower
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.