Definition Of mettles


a person's ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way.

the team showed their true mettle in the second half

Example Of mettles

  • Although Kelly presents herself as uncomplicated and cheerful, every so often the public glimpse her true mettle .

  • But they better show their mettle , given that reunification is around the corner.

  • But where the program really shows its mettle is in the certification requirement.

  • Carnatic musicians today have more avenues to prove their mettle than artistes in general had even a few years ago.

  • Even computers were not left behind and an entire roomful of youngsters showed their mettle with the gadgets.

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