Etymology: Middle English corage, from Anglo-French curage, from quer, coer heart, from Latin cor -- more at HEART; mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty
synonyms COURAGE, METTLE, SPIRIT, RESOLUTION, TENACITY mean mental or moral strength to resist opposition, danger, or hardship.
COURAGE implies firmness of mind and will in the face of danger or extreme difficulty.
METTLE suggests an ingrained capacity for meeting strain or difficulty with fortitude and resilience .
SPIRIT also suggests a quality of temperament enabling one to hold one's own or keep up one's morale when opposed or threatened
RESOLUTION stresses firm determination to achieve one's ends
TENACITY adds to RESOLUTION implications of stubborn persistence and unwillingness to admit defeat
Kelly, you have more courage, mettle, spirit, resolution and tenacity than anyone I know or have ever met. Don't ever lose hope or the will to fight. We all love you dearly.
You Are My Hero!