1. [syn: backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand, gumption]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Moxie \Mox"ie\, n. [fr. Moxie, a trade name for a beverage.]
1. energy; pep.
2. courage, determination.
3. Know-how, expertise. --MW10.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to
try it" [syn: backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
109 Moby Thesaurus words for "moxie":
amperage, animation, armipotence, authority, backbone, beef, birr,
black power, bottom, breeziness, briskness, brute force,
bubbliness, charge, charisma, clout, cogence, cogency, compulsion,
courage, dauntlessness, dint, drive, duress, ebullience, effect,
effectiveness, effectuality, effervescence, energy, flower power,
force, force majeure, forcefulness, full blast, full force,
gameness, go, grit, guts, hardihood, heart, influence,
intestinal fortitude, life, liveliness, main force, main strength,
mana, mettle, mettlesomeness, might, might and main, mightiness,
muscle power, nerve, pep, peppiness, piss and vinegar, pith,
pizzazz, pluck, pluckiness, poop, potence, potency, potentiality,
power, power pack, power structure, power struggle, powerfulness,
prepotency, productiveness, productivity, puissance, pull, punch,
push, resolution, sand, sinew, spirit, spiritedness, sprightliness,
spunk, spunkiness, stamina, steam, strength, strong arm,
superiority, superpower, toughness, true grit, tuck, validity,
vehemence, verve, vigor, vim, virility, virtue, virulence,
vitality, vivaciousness, vivacity, wattage, weight
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
A language for real-time computer music
synthesis, written in XPL.
["Moxie: A Language for Computer Music Performance",
D. Collinge, Proc Intl Computer Music Conf, Computer Music
Assoc 1984, pp.217-220].