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Wordnet 3.0


1. having a proud and unbroken spirit;

2. willing to face danger;
[syn: game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mettlesome \Met"tle*some\, a. Full of spirit; possessing constitutional ardor; fiery; as, a mettlesome horse. [1913 Webster] -- Met"tle*some*ly, adv. -- Met"tle*some*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mettlesome adj 1: having a proud and unbroken spirit 2: willing to face danger [syn: game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

82 Moby Thesaurus words for "mettlesome": active, acute, aggressive, agitable, animated, beany, brisk, bulldoggish, courageous, dauntless, dynamic, edgy, emotional, emotionally unstable, energetic, enterprising, enthusiastic, eruptive, excitable, explosive, fiery, forceful, forcible, full of pep, game, gamy, go-go, gritty, gutsy, gutty, hearty, high-mettled, high-spirited, high-strung, highly emotional, impetuous, incisive, inflammable, intense, irascible, irritable, keen, kinetic, lively, living, lusty, nervous, nervy, peppery, peppy, pertinacious, perturbable, plucky, prickly, red-blooded, resolute, robust, sensitive, skittish, smacking, snappy, spanking, spirited, spiritful, spunky, startlish, strenuous, strong, take-charge, take-over, tenacious, touchy, tough, trenchant, vibrant, vigorous, vivacious, vivid, volcanic, zestful, zesty, zippy