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mettle

Pronunciation: /ˈmetl/

Translation of mettle in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • temple (masculine), entereza (feminine) to show one's mettle demostrar* lo que se vale to be on one's mettle estar* dispuesto a dar lo mejor de sí
    Example sentences
    • Although Kelly presents herself as uncomplicated and cheerful, every so often the public glimpse her true mettle.
    • It will take sterner tests before we see the true mettle of these Mayo players.
    • It is the closest that the PGA Tour has come to links conditions, the ultimate test of a golfer's mettle and patience.

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