for‧ti‧tude /ˈfɔrtɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[fawr-ti-tood, -tyood]
–(noun) mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously: Never once did her fortitude waver during that long illness.
[Origin: 1350–1400; ME < L fortitūdō strength, firmness, courage, equiv. to forti(s) strong + -tūdō -tude]
—(Synonyms) See patience.