[General] grit

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[FONT=&quot]Dear teachers,[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Would you be kind enough to help to me to make the proper choice of an interpretation of the term in bold in the following sentence?[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]They had enough grit to hold out in the face of real hardship. [/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]grit = stamina, courage, steadfastness, perseverance, bravery, courage, determination, guts, spirit, tenacity, toughness[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]V.[/FONT]
 
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Determination, and while it's a combination of physical and mental, I'd say it more heavily weighted toward mental. I think of your list, "guts" is the closest.
 
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