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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 for·ti·tude /ˈfɔrtəˌtud, ˌtjud/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·ti·tude n.
 1. Power to resist attack; strength; firmness. [Obs.]
    The fortitude of the place is best known to you.   --Shak.
 2. That strength or firmness of mind which enables a person to encounter danger with coolness and courage, or to bear pain or adversity without murmuring, depression, or despondency; passive courage; resolute endurance; firmness in confronting or bearing up against danger or enduring trouble.
    Extolling patience as the truest fortitude.   --Milton.
    Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.   --Locke.
 Syn: -- Courage; resolution; resoluteness; endurance; bravery. See Courage, and Heroism.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with