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stamina Syllabification: stam·i·na
Pronunciation: /ˈstamənə/

Definition of stamina in English:


The ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort: their secret is stamina rather than speed
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  • The murmurs against Bruno's physical and mental stamina had already begun.
  • It takes skill, quite a bit of effort and stamina, and a certain kind of imagination.
  • His biggest asset is his stamina and his ability to make more than 40 tackles per game.
endurance, staying power, tirelessness, fortitude, strength, energy, toughness, determination, tenacity, perseverance, grit


Late 17th century (in the sense 'rudiments, essential elements of something'): from Latin, plural of stamen in the sense 'threads spun by the Fates'.

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