Mettlesome Synonyms: courageous, brave

Mettlesome Sentence: She is a mettlesome woman who took care of her children alone after losing her husband in an accident.

Under The Lens: On One’s Mettle

Mettlesome comes from the word mettle which means courage or fortitude. Mettlesome may also describe someone who is spirited. The idiom on one’s mettle means in the position of being incited to do one’s best. The loss of the first set against Federer put Nadal on his mettle to win the match.

 

 

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