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synonyms for mettlesome

  • ardent
  • fiery
  • mettled
  • peppery
  • plucky
  • spirited
  • spunky
  • valiant
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How to use mettlesome in a sentence

I know no more mettlesome horse to ride on ahead of the King and in the beard of those city clowns.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
The horse was mettlesome and high-spirited, and the sight of Perry's motor-cycle sent the animal leaping toward the roadside.
MOTOR MATT'S DARING, OR, TRUE TO HIS FRIENDSSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Socks, the most restive and mettlesome of the horses, started and whinnied as burning leaves struck him.
THE PIONEERSKATHARINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD
Bernardino led him to a pavilion where a number of pleasure-seekers were gathered and selected a sleigh and two mettlesome horses.
THE LAND OF THE CHANGING SUNWILLIAM N. HARBEN
Quesada selected the most mettlesome and leaped into the deep saddle.
THE WOLF CUBPATRICK CASEY
He would even stifle a yawn while in Corrie's company, though he was a mettlesome and not a listless fellow.
GIRLHOOD AND WOMANHOODSARAH TYTLER
This made me call to mind your mettlesome horses, that dance on a pavement to the music of their own heels.
THACKERAYANAWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
The officer thus directly addressed, a handsome, stalwart man of middle age, reined in his mettlesome horse and waited.
BOB HAMPTON OF PLACERRANDALL PARRISH
Helen had once compared her to a mettlesome young horse and there was about her some quality of the male.
MOOR FIRESE. H. (EMILY HILDA) YOUNG
As Abner Filbury had said, the steed was a mettlesome one, and soon Sam found he had all he could do to hold the horse in.
THE ROVER BOYS ON A TOURARTHUR M. WINFIELD
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WORDS RELATED TO METTLESOME

  • active
  • alive
  • bubbly
  • courageous
  • difficult
  • enthusiastic
  • excitable
  • fiery
  • frisky
  • full of pep
  • game
  • gritty
  • gutsy
  • gutty
  • high-strung
  • hot-blooded
  • lively
  • mettlesome
  • ornery
  • peppy
  • quarrelsome
  • scrappy
  • sensitive
  • spunky
  • thin-skinned
  • tough
  • truculent
  • zestful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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