Definition of mettlesome in English:

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mettlesome

Pronunciation: /ˈmɛtls(ə)m/

adjective

literary
(Of a person or animal) full of spirit and courage; lively: their horses were beasts of burden, not mettlesome chargers
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  • He was a vigorous and mettlesome man who loved a yarn.
  • There had been plenty of mettlesome, even feminine-looking women drivers before Hellé began making headlines.
  • When you have a problem, people create a commission to look at it, because it may be mettlesome.
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