- /ɪnˌtɛstənəl ˈfɔtətjud/ (say in.testuhnuhl 'fawtuhtyoohd)
courage; stamina: *And the courage taken for granted was not merely a matter of what someone has called intestinal fortitude; it extended to the spirit, even to that of youngsters. –vance palmer, 1954.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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