Synonym of enduring

Alternative for enduring

Synonym: abiding, imperishable, long-suffering,

endures, endured, enduring

Synonym: bear, continue, experience, feel, last, persist, remain, stand, stay, suffer, tolerate, undergo,

Adjective

Persisting forever or for an extended period of time
continuing lasting abiding long-lasting perennial firm permanent remaining constant durable persisting prevailing steady surviving immortal imperishable living steadfast unfaltering unwavering eternal everlasting immovable unending ageless changeless dateless fixed long-established long-standing long-term ongoing perpetual stable timeless unchanging undying long-running perdurable persistent sempiternal endless ceaseless unfading never-ending continual indestructible deep-rooted immutable deathless long-lived incessant established continuous lifelong ineradicable unceasing interminable unfailing infinite stubborn chronic unremitting set unvarying uninterrupted fast relentless settled ingrained sustained indelible unbroken deep-seated boundless unrelenting invariable inveterate without end unflagging lingering unyielding unchangeable tenacious indefinite regular unalterable forever amaranthine unabating indissoluble confirmed resolute sure obstinate persevering recurrent indefatigable inextinguishable staunch limitless dogged illimitable traditional habitual undeviating incurable untiring tireless continued never-failing unshakable rooted unforgettable nonstop certain inbred non-stop recurring inexhaustible unqualified reliable inexorable decided unlimited irreversible entrenched dedicated round-the-clock unshakeable secure determined consistent never-changing unrelieved residual existing vast incorruptible inflexible rigid time-honoured accustomed bottomless dependable old extant usual strong undestroyed immeasurable uniform resolved unswerving running unbounded classic solid unfluctuating prolonged standing unbreakable measureless single-minded memorable inborn ever-present ineffaceable immemorial dyed-in-the-wool fathomless immensurable routine unfathomable horizonless devoted monotonous great set in stone in existence time-honored alive habituated unchanged assiduous diligent frequent invariant current repeated faithful even loyal true unwaning unquestioning resistant around absolute hard-and-fast untold vestigial staying repetitive consecutive incalculable inestimable wholehearted inextirpable always around-the-clock oft-repeated intense unmitigated bound indeterminate overlong undivided numberless uncompromising seasoned never dying termless definite protracted no end to outstanding age-old ancient unshaken sustaining maintaining progressing advancing pursuing unabated stationary incommutable unhesitating static lifetime inalterable never-ceasing devout unvacillating irredeemable determinate immense unmodifiable unflappable connected aeonian carrying on unbending valid hard ardent undiminished cosmic frozen unmovable without limit pertinacious binding unquenchable hardened patient unsurpassable self-perpetuating multitudinous countless insistent irreparable accepted no end of dead set on proved irrepressible staid inured inexpungible rock-solid longstanding returning purposeful long-drawn-out hard-shell firmly established sturdy existent real present well established inevitable unconstrained lengthy extended agreed final arranged marathon prearranged unwearying committed cast-iron unrestrained deep planned still existing intrenched incorrigible in the bag stated being made to last stalwart haunting predetermined customary sedulous intransigent well-established prescribed unwearied pious pat equable flat obdurate explicit in for the long haul stanch stabile hard-core hard and fast round the clock stiff-necked true-blue bred-in-the-bone down-the-line deep-set brick-wall same intent extreme without respite allegiant tried and true adamant tried-and-true trustworthy bound and determined tried and tested long-living left behind time-hallowed long-l resilient fresh unspoiled youthful about implanted driven indomitable inseparable never-dying continuing on undefined atemporal agelong long-existing age-defying yearlong annual yearly seasonal long-harbored long-cherished long-nurtured unended unsuppressible predictable in circulation in progress gut instinctive intrinsic remorseless unsparing serious repetitious repeating reoccurring intermittent dragging slow left over uncontrollable weariless severe unflinching unalleviated stern harsh inerasable leftover good trusty long far long-drawn going on infallible sound neverending unstoppable unexpungeable shatterproof death-defying ever living pigheaded mulish dangerous acute beyond measure always-on perduring unchecked uncontrolled non-biodegradable non-corroding driven in periodical periodic level phoenixlike undeadly anti-aging till the cows come home interminate congenital unconditional unrestricted unbridled undaunted on an even keel spun-out adherent drawn-out dire alarming grave for keeps liege immobile longevous heavy-duty hard-wearing toughened nonperishable non-breakable stout sworn radicated regularised indurated regularized standardised innate total lavish preset undecaying inannihilable irradicable worn set in concrete meaning business bent on going all the way allotted specified unerasable stirring rememberable livelong full utter telling indisputable convinced satisfied confident incontestable indubitable positive undeniable incontrovertible genuine doubtless free from doubt convincing unequivocal unquestionable for a fact clear persuaded assured fail-safe surefire can't-miss unerring standardized without limits calm that will never die that will live forever forever and a day lifetime's long-held defined decreed precise supportive vigorous subsisting with no holds barred unmanageable insuppressible unrestrainable uncontainable inexpugnable express exact well grounded stunted imperceptible shrunken token unblinking adamantine infrangible staying put solid as a rock not decaying contemporary ironclad actual all-time for life writ in stone definitive stipulated still not subject to change unfathomed extensive straight delivering there come-through rock solid counted on old as Methuselah full of years for all your life intractable wild irremovable sacrosanct abundant abounding large million all-embracing stupendous without number uncounted supertemporal huge wide tremendous irrefragable nonbreaking inexterminable unwreckable reinforced armored undestroyable undestructable unruinable armoured irrefrangible unvaried irrevocable not to be forgotten never to be forgotten in current use not lost out of control irremediable undoubting classical unrepairable unrectifiable importunate having no end not stopping snug tightened clenched clinched perseverant proven ritual conventional traditionary evergreen famous eminent unrecoverable irrecoverable unredeemable irretrievable sticky prescriptive orthodox secured riveted 24-hour fixed as the laws of the Medes and Persians predestined fated doomed lost beyond repair categorical peremptory unreversible unrepealable unappealable day-and-night legendary renowned famed remembered celebrated acclaimed doctrinal standard ritualistic widespread popular common normal stereotyped in for long haul like bad penny thorough about in circulation to the fore fervent earnest vehement complete clasped fitted lodged stuck tight fiery torrid unreformable fanatical compulsive thoroughgoing zealous impenitent obsessive longtime supreme diehard unapologetic unashamed honoured commemorated beyond recall sicker widely used bona fide paragon laureate well-known heroic remarkable genius epic glorious honored illustrious storied through and through hard-line red-hot all-consuming card-carrying deep-dyed die-hard

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Able to be depended or relied on
solid dependable firm reliable stable steadfast strong trustworthy committed durable immutable secure unchangeable unfailing fixed rigid sturdy true established faithful tried constant responsible stout lasting resolute sure unshakeable balanced permanent stalwart staunch equable trustable unwavering settled sound steady bulletproof calculable honorable honourable perdurable trusty unfaltering long-lasting long-lived long-standing well balanced well-balanced well-built deep-rooted devoted loyal dedicated dutiful fast genuine robust good ardent hardened hardy true-blue patriotic unswerving abiding sincere honest toughened inured tried and true tried and tested close trusted hearty tough immovable reinforced devout allegiant rugged truthful loving upright straight tried-and-true well-made well-founded scrupulous incorruptible substantial cast-iron emphatic attached capable tenacious never-failing resistant fervent zealous complete unconditional categorical unflinching absolute total impassioned unreserved thorough unmitigated utter unrestricted vigorous unlimited unstinting unambiguous unadulterated unalloyed passionate unequivocal positive unassailable outright thoroughgoing unfeigned undivided authentic indestructible unqualified infallible steely powerful impregnable undiluted safe airtight heavy inseparable effective true-hearted entire invulnerable fair mighty wholehearted fortified boon unbreakable invincible unshakable veracious out-and-out strengthened true to life hard stark rock-solid heavy-duty imperishable unyielding without reservations hale hard as nails certain obedient down-the-line hard-bitten indefatigable well fortified muscular able unflagging confiding unchanging dyed-in-the-wool conscientious hard-core behind one able-bodied resilient affectionate string along with circumspect on the level seasoned sustained liege unmistakable tested uncompromising fit avid truehearted as thick as thieves true blue bosom pious stanch healthy dear impenetrable hard-wearing armoured lusty correct believable confidential intimate inviolable cohesive impassible knockabout unattackable bombproof concrete armored cherished special treasured valued well made well protected everlasting storm-resistant stormproof well defended well-protected flourishing well-armed fit as a fiddle hale and hearty in fine fettle hefty acclimatised acclimatized well fresh in rude health fighting fit in good health brawny physically fit in good shape in good condition burly downright impervious fanatical familiar irrepressible gritty spirited forceful sensible full real valiant plucky intrepid headstrong consummate arrant credible principled obdurate supportive enthusiastic earnest determined unvarnished stouthearted feisty humble level-headed righteous ethical inexorable cotton-picking rank flat-out bodacious dead categoric crashing deadly definite all-out profound blank pure stone very straight-out plumb dreadful flat regular perfect simple sheer clean blooming potent reputable impartial unpretentious moral uncontrived virtuous decent equitable quick to recover difficult to keep down quick to bounce back rolling with punches persistent influential deep-dyed fervid perfervid important heartfelt serious warm unquestioning infernal express blessed explicit confounded blasted unrestrained clear strict significant fullhearted forcible no catch without reservation no ifs ands or buts compelling energetic keen whole-hearted strapping cogent hundred percent whole-souled bona fide indubitable sinewy active big athletic quality puissant in fine feather well-defined well constructed well-constructed well-established well built well founded

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Too long
overlong lengthy prolonged protracted sustained lingering dragging lengthened lasting great longish elongate elongated continued deep distant enlarged expanded extensive faraway gangling high lanky lofty outstretched rangy remote running stretch stretched stretching stringy tall towering long-drawn-out drawn-out spun out drawn out far-off far-reaching spread out extended long marathon interminable time-consuming slow verbose long-winded prolix seemingly endless dragged-out stretched out strung out dragged out never-ending endless rambling wordy delayed spun-out tedious boring wearisome abiding continuing durable broad long-drawn long-standing long-lived long-lasting long-running of considerable length very long long-term diffuse garrulous windy discursive circumlocutory pleonastic meandering circuitous periphrastic logorrheic digressive ambagious redundant palaverous voluble loquacious repetitious tautological tortuous talkative logorrhoeic bombastic ponderous tiresome maundering wandering laborious dull unending talky gabby turgid convoluted king-size oversized king-sized far king size increased expansive pompous gassy diffusive boundless limitless circumlocutionary flowery sesquipedalian chatty inflated without end full of verbiage persistent empty gradual boastful vague loose waffly progressive waffling draggy conservative flatulent overextended tardy late dilatory roundabout painful padded made longer lengthwise for ages unfurled unrolled widened proffered conferred profuse random lavish copious exuberant unfolded spread forever and a day endlong long-run verbal overall linear longstanding everlasting ceaseless unceasing incessant constant longitudinal perpetual uninterrupted infinite unlimited non-stop monotonous unbroken continual immeasurable unbounded orotund unbound interminate looped eternal permanent day-and-night continuous timeless prattling blathering prating jabbering babbling gushing indirect no end to no end of on a treadmill mouthy yakking multiloquent big-mouthed multiloquous effusive gobby wittering magniloquent grandiloquent rhetorical tautologous repeating involved pretentious fustian yacking repetitive full of air having kissed the Blarney stone with the gift of the gab

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Great in importance, extent, or size
monumental outstanding prodigious awesome classic grand important lasting majestic significant awe-inspiring enormous historic impressive memorable stupendous unforgettable immortal remarkable striking ambitious large-scale magnificent marvelous marvellous astronomic astronomical Brobdingnagian bumper colossal cosmic cosmical cyclopean distinguished elephantine epoch-making exalted galactic gargantuan giant gigantesque gigantic herculean heroic heroical Himalayan huge humongous humungous immense jumbo king-size king-sized leviathan mammoth massive mega mighty monster monstrous mountainous oceanic oversized pharaonic planetary super super-duper supersize supersized titanic transcendent tremendous vast vasty walloping whacking whopping abiding permanent fantastic king size lofty mortal overwhelming towering great substantial big large hulking ginormous thumping epic considerable extensive whopping great whacking great hefty thumping great weighty Herculean extraordinary heavy sizable bulky gross imposing very large very big major serious stellar consequential immeasurable sizeable notable terrific almighty material brobdingnagian momentous lavish oversize voluminous handsome meaningful extreme excessive ample inordinate very great solid critical boundless behemoth abundant Bunyanesque goodly extravagant exorbitant grandiose far-reaching high profuse noteworthy eventful decisive generous ponderous blimp pythonic appreciable phenomenal infinite crucial tall marked limitless expansive powerful exceptional outsize substantive outsized emphatic staggering princely whale of a mastodonic tidy high-priority heavy-duty spectacular urgent whaling plentiful worthwhile key superabundant severe vital plenteous massy telling heavyweight grave special pivotal behemothic earthshaking sky-high prominent principal earnest intense much influential complete dirty great dramatic resounding noticeable statuesque arresting conclusive fundamental healthy profound conspicuous wide wonderful pronounced respectable thundering earth-shattering broad amazing immoderate splendid stunning life-and-death copious fabulous all-important formidable long landmark profitable unusual full largish biggish roaring mondo incredible good sensational paramount illustrious insane elevated eminent soaring unmistakable sky-scraping central essential multistorey deep portentous astounding cardinal moving incalculable skyscraping impactful rip-roaring big-time of consequence breathtaking altitudinous measureless out of this world stately astonishing prosperous disproportionate famous steep wondrous super-colossal towery celebrated renowned titan advantageous sufficient startling lucrative commanding entire unwieldy whole unbelievable unlimited unbounded dire core headline distinctive noble cumbersome signal preeminent extra-large acute unreasonable especial overriding full-size prime intrinsic leading exigent overgrown main dynamic salient tough pressing capital tectonic burning of great consequence useful strong of great import of moment luxurious great big forceful unqualified major league fateful big league glorious high-rise high-level major-league of significance inspiring super colossal out-and-out thorough high rise endless eternal rising raised indelible Homeric stiff miraculous interminable high-reaching mind-blowing illimitable groundbreaking awful Gargantuan exaggerated mind-boggling ascending cracking kingly bold extremely large extremely big august catchy haunting abnormal undue excellent famed sweeping unconscionable overmuch showy comprehensive Cyclopean prolific plethoric outrageous cumbrous jumbo-sized capacious overdue overweening intolerable integral barn door overextravagant devilish uppermost giant-size eye-catching pertinent bountiful purposeful surpassing superior larger-than-life pre-eminent mahoosive primary determining somber sober sublime intemperate unmeasurable spacious upraised alpine commodious uplifted ground-breaking difficult socking great whopper mastodontic steady sombre solemn absorbing newsworthy sumptuous front-page milestone bounteous requisite arrestive valuable brilliant hard foremost instrumental well known beautiful megalithic big-league life and death good-size good-sized never to be forgotten not to be forgotten ridiculous stirring no joke a whale of a magnific no laughing matter touching affecting necessary rousing potent confounding adequate not to be sneezed at rewarding reasonable lumbering daunting laborious paying booming deafening ear-splitting thunderous ear-piercing superhuman clumsy Moby thrashing pleasing wicked crashing Brobdignagian remunerative gainful very loud elephantic extended decent rich flabbergasting widespread irresistible fine appalling dreadful desperate loud fantabulous red-letter expanded terrible frightful fearful featureless immovable impenetrable intractable faceless characterless detailed mundo unfathomable fathomless persistent spanking relevant ominous through the ceiling consistent monolithic lank strategic valid never-ending breakthrough heightened increased escalated jacked up imperative invaluable focal stretched-out far-flung spread-out remembered cherished rememberable singular treasured meaty liberal measurable fat hulky thick germane earth-shaking giant-sized catholic cosmogonic interstellar intergalactic interplanetary cosmopolitan empyrean global cosmogonal space ecumenical jaw-dropping man-size fair-sized family-sized economy-size life-size swelled roomy of considerable size husky family-size man-sized fair-size economy-sized all-inclusive above average intensified well-known of importance pioneering admirable palatial dignified eye-popping humbling eye-opening stupefying immediate top-priority pointed ostentatious real innovatory innovative revolutionary indicative pithy fixed in the mind penetrating firm sturdy sound preponderant obvious keynote glaring particular rare resonant worthy of attention carrying a lot of weight quantum uncommon unordinary ponderable climacteric grievous top-level overshadowing life-changing dangerous of concern high-profile of note amazeballs something else surprising top seminal radical audacious immodest sententious durable supreme resplendent exquisite fantastical out of sight dreamy unmitigated far-out splendorous fascinating electrifying perfect sightly dazzling noted dominant trusted reputable elaborate lordly cool baroque fancy unmerciful big-deal imperious crazy unreal high profile high-up indispensable top-notch honorable top-drawer of high standing honourable honoured big time top-ranking high-powered highly regarded puissant needed high-ranking skookum honored daring impassioned exciting swell groovy dandy first-rate superb delicious bad first-class primo divine like wow far out hunky-dory thrilling unwarranted unrestricted unbridled superfluous unrestrained airy fanciful imperial spiring aerial unmatchable ultimate ballsy adventurous zealous wild gratuitous needless extortionate surplus uncontrolled profligate wanton prodigal improvident indulgent overabundant imprudent dizzying redundant wasteful dissipated uncurbed unmissable page-one unhampered unchecked supernatural overkill overgenerous extra unnecessary silly more preposterous recrementitious stratospheric overindulgent ludicrous overboard unfettered uninhibited vivid self-indulgent too many O.T.T. too much OTT over the top out of all proportion over the odds way out uncalled for a bit much of great moment of import prestigious notorious redoubtable sedate staid glum stern persuasive astral luminous bright star gloomy grim humourless dour effective competent provocative responsible contributory motivational energetic robust stimulating animating motivating swayful formative inspirational convincing masterful efficient forcible efficacious effectual vigorous compelling swaying capable enticing encouraging operative able inducing impelling hard-hitting guiding authoritative cogent successful controlling alluring seductive austere quiet downbeat sad humorless underlined uncomic cold sober of great importance no-nonsense matter of life and death big deal most important

Adjective

From, or reminiscent of, an earlier time or era
vintage antique classic timeless ageless heritage historic retro antiquated old oldfangled quaint retrograde veteran dated outmoded age-old old-fashioned old-school old-time old-world old-timey out-of-date bygone outdated ancient archaic obsolete past passé superannuated traditional old hat unfashionable olden out of date behind the times out of style mouldy outworn moldy obsolescent antediluvian prehistoric old-fangled demoded musty unstylish former démodé antiquarian out-of-style classical out fusty anachronistic medieval square unhip old-style mossy old-hat out of fashion mediaeval not with it aged out of the ark dead primitive fossilized backward-looking passe defunct moth-eaten rusty old-fogeyish dowdy creaky clunky extinct olde worlde fossilised picturesque corny odd nostalgic worn-out period historical neglected rococo disapproved frumpish frumpy primeval primordial immemorial superseded of olden days out of it of old not modern not current grown old of the old school crusted feudal retrogressive cobwebby horse-and-buggy rinky-dink neolithic Noachian moribund prehistorical kaputt kaput tired square-toed primaeval antwacky has-been vieux jeu Stone Age horse and buggy collectable done to death faded fogeyish behindhand gentlemanly courteous folk ancestral early time-honoured timeworn hoary mature disused evocative chivalrous ceremonious courtly gallant craft hackneyed exhausted stale abandoned old style tacky of yesteryear anachronous parachronistic remote tasteless cheesy out of commission dinosaur bent unusable out of use dateless venerable hoar elderly styleless backwards backward trashy inelegant in period style old world back number long-standing well-established passé past its sell-by date as old as the hills past one's sell-by date drab dull old as the hills old as Adam very old ticky-tack ticky-tacky charming gothic colonial Victorian artful cute baroque ingenious Gothic appealing enchanting captivating affected pleasing pretty conservative past it plain of yore homely decrepit late erstwhile crusty last year's senescent unpopular expired fogyish discarded discontinued mumsy forgotten previous poky one-time shabby long-gone belated lost done past its prime unkempt gone sometime quondam vanished stodgy established fallen into disuse relic time-worn demode finished boring back-number unprogressive on its last legs long in the tooth over the hill oldie anachronistical yesterday overused threadbare geriatric hacky broken-down inflexible out-of-fashion no longer in use dusty obscure deprecated fossil archaistic having seen better days antediluvial old fashioned aboriginal pristine crumbling decayed old as Methuselah unoriginal once onetime original cast-off overfamiliar clapped out had it done for barbaric departed dry as dust unglamorous unsophisticated no longer used stuck in time dead and gone old school no longer fashionable waning declining at an end no longer in fashion not in earlier redundant completed long-ago unattractive dying out not fashionable yesterday's unremembered ex- unrecalled bypast nonextant gone by lasting becoming obsolete ageing disappearing foregone forepassed tried and true long-lived of long ago ritualistic ritual tried and tested earliest long-established first way back when latter-day lost in time consigned to oblivion way back lost and gone on the wane on the way out undesirable on the decline senior doddering past recall aging toytown sweet cunning twee attractive dreary dingy grizzled silver-haired grey-haired white-haired silvery-haired grizzly in oblivion water over the dam sunk in oblivion water under the bridge down memory lane doddery going out of use going out of fashion growing old getting on longevous daggy scruffy blowsy badly-dressed baggy sloppy of an advanced age advanced in years worn older lot of mileage ingrained fixed deep-seated hard-and-fast arty-crafty olde not long for this world past your prime not as young as one used to be not as young as one was no spring chicken badly dressed poorly dressed ossified pleasantly old-fashioned

Adjective

Having the ability to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering
patient forbearing stoical accommodating calm resigned tolerant composed understanding long-suffering stoic uncomplaining considerate indulgent unflappable cool even-tempered forgiving imperturbable quiet serene unexcitable easygoing easy-going kind lenient mild persevering persistent philosophical accepting equanimous gentle inexcitable longanimous mild-tempered passive restrained self-possessed submissive tranquil unruffled untiring easy fortitudinous good-natured impassive philosophic self-controlled self-restrained with the patience of Job acquiescent compliant docile deferential unresisting subdued yielding phlegmatic non-resistant unassertive tolerating nonresistant unresistant tractable meek obedient pliant stolid quiescent charitable selfless apathetic unemotional complaisant malleable nonviolent pliable receptive lifeless non-violent lamblike non-aggressive supine resistless affectless undemonstrative emotionless passionless numb impassible cold-blooded unreceptive asleep disinterested latent flat motionless poker-faced static bearing moony laid-back reflexive flaccid sleepy idle unprotesting hands off walking through it going through motions fatalistic reconciled nonresisting biddable cordial agreeable satisfied adapted well-disposed amenable peaceable genial willing relinquishing subservient manageable adjusted renouncing accommodated ready tame unconcerned dispassionate detached sober indomitable expressionless matter-of-fact unmoved dry indifferent aloof humble self-effacing timid dutiful servile obsequious bootlicking obeisant obliging unassuming ductile duteous lowly soft law-abiding ingratiating conformable wise governable controllable modest shy unpretentious retiring demure diffident flexible spiritless slavish complying cooperative teachable self-abasing persuadable grovelling moderate unobtrusive orderly temperate respectful persuasible abject groveling menial fawning under one's thumb well-behaved docious at one's beck and call in one's pocket in one's power in one's clutches defeatist peaceful consenting merciful manipulable putty in one's hands clement weak-kneed mellow usable childlike complacent milky adaptable assenting acceding collected truckling cowering cringing agreeing conforming approving reverent easily handled easily manipulated thoughtful humane soft-shell humanitarian inferior sycophantic subject downtrodden snivelling toadying down-to-earth convincible easily influenced placid acquiescing suasible assentive susceptive dancing at one's mercy sniveling a slave to ignoble mean unambitious well-trained living with being big rational equable logical unperturbed game realistic wishy-washy pabulum Milquetoast zero cowed nothing plain fearful going easy on going easy with easily persuaded good observant under control nonplussed practical sedate Uriah Heepish disciplined enlightened profound deep deep-thinking learned moral ethical cool, calm and collected well trained well disciplined devoted loyal wrapped around finger honoring faithful sheeplike on a string attentive regardful venerating reverential honouring hearsome unquestioning bashful withdrawn reserved reticent coy introverted non-resisting silent backward sheepish unpresuming recessive unboastful discreet withdrawing proper seemly blushing chaste spineless unassured nice unpretending self-conscious prudent simple under someone's thumb domesticated obeying bowing down comformable giving-in kowtowing subordinate surrendering amiable placable trainable disciplinable handleable

Adjective

Not conquerable
unconquerable indomitable insurmountable invincible unbeatable bulletproof impregnable insuperable invulnerable irrepressible irresistible unstoppable unyielding indefeasible inexpugnable innate intractable resistant secure unassailable unattainable undefeatable undefeated unsurpassable unshakeable impassable strong indestructible inviolable safe untouchable unattackable overwhelming unflinching indefatigable unbending impenetrable firm staunch resolute steadfast impossible stalwart hopeless intransigent lionhearted supreme dauntless determined challenging tough willful dogged doughty steely spirited unshakable stout powerful strong-willed well fortified well defended strong-minded stout-hearted safe and sound unfaltering unflagging feisty above criticism undismayed sacred hallowed sacrosanct holy insusceptible well-defended immovable insensitive impervious immune matchless solid fortified unsurpassed peerless unmatched unsurmountable excellent outstanding proof against unexcelled no-win inaccessible unmasterable ineluctable persisting persistent inevitable inescapable unrelenting inexorable overpowering relentless persevering forget it no way not beatable not a prayer set brave plucky fearless intrepid inflexible adamant heroic valiant untameable stubborn ruthless gritty obstinate mettlesome courageous pertinacious tenacious unwavering bold gutsy undaunted vigorous spunky gallant single-minded unswerving obdurate daring uncompromising manful valorous resolved rock-ribbed dedicated stouthearted gutty game unafraid purposeful audacious unhesitating fixed untiring greathearted undauntable headstrong implacable ballsy recalcitrant constant earnest committed heroical refractory lion-hearted forceful venturous wilful have-a-go unmanageable perverse steady intent unshrinking indurate hardy driven nervy insistent froward enthusiastic stiff confident contrary high-spirited defiant contumacious adventurous strenuous balky pigheaded bolshie decided self-willed ungovernable unruly stiff-necked bloody-minded dyed-in-the-wool iron-willed uncontrollable purposive hard-nosed devoted ardent wild uncooperative bulldog rigid undisciplined serious mulish unshaken restive difficult true cantankerous opinionated full of determination tireless hardheaded dashing unfearful bull-headed unbendable perseverant obstreperous patient unremitting fractious stroppy set in one's ways awkward dead set on wayward industrious unmalleable deliberate unadaptable hard-line avid zealous energetic unchanging noble keen disobedient indocile insubordinate dynamic daredevil manly faithful venturesome ossified loyal cussed adamantine untoward inconvincible hardened undeviating death-or-glory resilient hard bullheaded incompliant active intense unaccommodating strict iron pat self-opinionated four-square impavid fire-eating uncompliant unswervable passionate assiduous bent diligent settled unwearied set on bent on true-blue Herculean inexhaustible insuppressible unrestrainable unpersuadable rebellious ornery weariless fanatical undeterred chivalrous reliable frightless assertive unblenching unabashed rebel recusant diehard fierce sure trusty cross-grained spartan brassy temerarious bound eager incontrollable compulsive remorseless immutable herolike decisive pushy hell-bent ironclad assured unreasonable stubborn as a mule unswayable independent grim meaning business dogmatic opinionative pig-headed locked in contrarious as game as Ned Kelly go-ahead standing one's ground undisciplinable bound and determined argumentative bent upon self-assertive wrong-headed unsubduable immortal bravehearted uncontainable sporting direct self-disciplined firmly-based unkillable undiscouraged adventuresome dependable fervent devout redoubtable aweless straight fiery incessant unalarmed honourable macho great-spirited rigorous hidebound stringent stanch hardboiled buckled down cool blinkered unfearing orped lively brisk inalterable unalterable stable sturdy hard-working unchangeable brassbound unvacillating unmoved unbreakable heady fervid impassioned sworn tried-and-true responsible pious tried inveterate gung ho peppery gingery cocky icy sassy high-powered definite unfailing unceasing set in your ways hard and fast stern not put off not discouraged ambitious convinced reactionary traditionalist conservative urbane hairy honorable quixotic suave dignified mettled frisky sprightly out unwilling mutinous aggressive motivated with one's feet dug in with one's toes dug in deaf to reason superhuman disorderly steamroller powerhouse perky continuing plugging jumping go-go grind unstinted fireball continued hyper plodding obstinately disobedient firm in spirit perceptive vehement two-fisted sagacious keen as mustard animated tough-minded resourceful self-confident certain take charge mean ultra-conservative hard-core unprogressive deep-dyed tried and true hanging tough tried and tested intent on do-or-die determined to committed to the idea of tall in the saddle hell-bent on on one's mettle insistent on hell-bent upon hell bent on intent upon grand extravagant classic exaggerated epic renitent pervicacious inspired hungry enterprising consumed compelled obsessed turbulent violent delinquent incorrigible non-compliant elevated high-flown inflated grandiose good possessed thirsty desirous obsessive striving noncompliant resisting insubmissive radical opposing withstanding out of control champion mythological incurable long-standing eager beaver galvanized monomaniacal impelled like a loose cannon excited insurgent beside oneself badly-behaved freaked abandoned lawless fixated aspiring militant obsessional induced hopeful stand tall impulsive besetting pushed steered galvanised guided unwearying entrenched blimpish bigger than life go-getting self-starting hard-driving never-tiring insoluble thorny unpliable locked problematic knotty self-driven urged on goal-oriented dead set sedulous unsinkable painstaking fogyish stick-in-the-mud conformist tough nut hang tough imprudent forward chin-up foolhardy fortitudinous nose to grindstone stop at nothing demanding grumbly disobliging overbearing importunate pitiless irritable trying boorish finical tiresome vexed unpredictable testy hard to handle invidious choosy fiendish captious snappy sensitive ill-natured hard to please temperamental crotchety uppity touchy troublesome uptight chippy quarrelsome unamenable disputative sour oafish discontented tyrannical hypercritical picky prickly dissatisfied rude querulous bearish crabby thrawn huffy negative delicate oppressive hard to satisfy irritating fussy overcritical impolite disputatious irascible obstructive perfectionist particular fastidious over-particular finicky dictatorial critical ungracious unflappable wholehearted unmovable

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Showing courage and resolve
gritty courageous brave game plucky spirited tough determined dogged hardy mettlesome resolute tenacious bold feisty intrepid lionhearted steely stout-hearted valiant ballsy purposeful unfaltering unflinching unswerving unyielding gutsy perseverant spunky steadfast persevering persistent as game as Ned Kelly undaunted stalwart heroic fearless daring valorous gallant stout dauntless doughty unafraid manful stouthearted audacious indomitable heroical gutty adventurous greathearted confident firm undauntable unshrinking nervy venturous staunch dashing lion-hearted strong daredevil unwavering obstinate single-minded stubborn rock-ribbed venturesome resolved unbending strong-willed strong-minded indefatigable have-a-go unrelenting unshakeable untiring steady earnest adventuresome dedicated unhesitating constant committed vigorous immovable unshakable unshaken unabashed fixed unblenching set unflagging decided unfearful inflexible pertinacious obdurate relentless fire-eating uncompromising noble intent assured driven chivalrous manly brassy unalarmed insistent adamant bulldog intransigent resilient implacable strenuous assertive decisive stiff spartan unfearing temerarious cocky enterprising ardent solid purposive hardened deliberate serious aggressive forceful brash rash full of determination true nerved emboldened aweless death-or-glory hard-nosed undeviating indurate grim foolhardy frightless powerful impavid four-square passionate unswervable enthusiastic settled set on bent on hard avid fiery sporting gung ho fanatical fierce positive swashbuckling rugged zealous ruthless sturdy headstrong reckless robust free-swinging irrepressible unflappable sure faithful redoubtable loyal high-powered unbendable cheeky unchanging forward herolike two-fisted self-assertive worthy puissant icy self-confident pushy meaning business go-ahead direct focused firmly-based devoted tireless diligent invincible unbeatable fervent devout unconquerable immoveable unblinking unappeasable cool undismayed dynamic assiduous pigheaded bullheaded high-spirited brazen honourable macho great-spirited straight trusty reliable sassy orped wholehearted lively brisk bent stanch hardboiled buckled down unmovable inexorable unconcerned unworried unapprehensive compulsive unintimidated unabashed by undaunted by unfailing peppery gingery imprudent defiant chin-up fortitudinous impervious undisturbed carefree unsurpassable impregnable invulnerable mettled frisky sprightly fervid impassioned sworn tried-and-true true-blue responsible pious tried inveterate dyed-in-the-wool iron-willed unscared unalarmed by unfrightened devil-may-care urbane hairy honorable quixotic suave dignified self-willed never-tiring hanging tough dead set focussed patient intense keen superhuman bulletproof unassailable insuperable unstoppable untameable insurmountable active eager vehement sagacious Herculean willful undefeatable impassable impulsive heedless peppy madcap grand extravagant classic exaggerated epic having nerves of steel not scared firm in spirit independent perceptive keen as mustard animated tough-minded ironclad resourceful certain take charge mean elevated high-flown inflated grandiose good salty fire eating impudent go for broke hot shot dareful crusty smart-alecky smart out on a limb obtrusive bigger than life champion stand tall mythological fit inured capable toughened cynical hopeful resistant red-blooded hard-bitten sound bantam assuming hard as nails tough as old boots as tough as old boots difficult to keep down rolling with punches quick to recover quick to bounce back bound definite immutable persisting out intent on do-or-die determined to committed to the idea of tall in the saddle hell-bent on on one's mettle insistent on hell-bent upon bent upon hell bent on dead set on intent upon rigid hearty emphatic iron lusty unquenchable burning bitter stony furious ferocious granite stiff-necked mulish intractable stable rigorous strict fast wilful energetic dependable adamantine hardheaded unremitting hard-line industrious perverse pat opinionated dutiful ossified trustworthy inconvincible self-opinionated unmalleable sincere sedulous motivated unchangeable genuine deep hard-working importunate refractory stringent concentrated ambitious demanding set in stone unvarying bound and determined severe diehard obsessed abiding stern allegiant harsh tried and true tried and tested cast-iron conscientious bloody-minded hell-bent hardline unalterable consistent secure unadaptable intensive bull-headed down-the-line unqualified exacting hard-core locked in unpersuadable deep-dyed honest unvacillating permanent unwearied hard and fast incessant invariable never-failing inexhaustible recalcitrant obsessive durable weariless go-getting patriotic draconian unsparing merciless unswayable scrupulous muscular dour uncooperative pitiless domineering close no-nonsense contrary fixated all-out hard-driving established self-starting trusted unwearying goal-oriented self-driven continuing absolute sustained authoritarian jumping grind hyper perky aspiring wild unaccommodating changeless true-hearted well-built balky militant sensible deep-rooted upright iron-fisted brick-wall trustable supportive calculable long-lasting unforgiving continuous card-carrying unceasing unfluctuating attached engrossed unmoved static forcible die-hard red-hot formidable true blue set in one's ways tough nut heavy-handed entrenched complete perpetual violent uniform potent eternal invariant concerted lasting profound resounding thirsty unquestioning inspired hungry desirous full-blooded radical regular perdurable adherent unchanged stubborn as a mule pledged striving pressing terrible imperious hard-hitting cantankerous truthful oppressive cruel studious uncompliant long-standing self-possessed sedate in earnest unsentimental explicit on the go ball of fire froward incorruptible hard-and-fast dire safe confirmed in-your-face austere incompliant frozen virile mad keen clamorous liege stand pat well built collected strapping standing one's ground eager beaver male hang tough painstaking commanding entreating composed thorough absorbed indelible religious awkward ingrained unaffected full attentive fearsome exigent stiffened well-founded forbidding total preoccupied masculine concentrating pure impassive bombproof dreadful fearful restive urgent immersed bolshie even blunt uncontrolled unbridled unrestrained possessed occupied thoroughgoing monomaniacal peremptory butch seasoned overbearing ethical righteous laborious ornery concrete moral virtuous decent inevitable perfervid ghastly frightful picky level-headed veracious rooted disciplinary irreversible punchy contumacious entire explosive indestructible perennial uptight torrid serious-minded extreme revering cussed dominant intrenched ineradicable inexpugnable unmodifiable lifelong venerating unending infallible unpermissive heavy-duty undeterred clamant ungovernable difficult remorseless not giving an inch inalterable stony-hearted incurable progressive pioneering self-assured true to life unabated vicious exquisite high-pressure brassbound can-do clear-sighted hard-boiled dug in all out out-and-out mean business drastic deep-seated standing pat bred-in-the-bone wrapped up heartfelt resolved to pig-headed fractious callous unsympathetic pulling no punches dogmatic through and through adoring unmanageable single-minded about firm about obstreperous ramrod obedient self-asserting rough tyrannical desperate self-seeking get up and go power-hungry high-reaching confiding built to last obsessive about loving circumspect on the level inflexible about stop at nothing fixated on fanatical about hard-hearted behind one strongly made truehearted power-loving affectionate string along with self-disciplined predisposed tending inclined leaning disposed repeated uncomplaining long-suffering mullish restless realistic not joking bravehearted unaltered unbudgeable irremovable cocksure incommutable vital uninfluenced perseverative hellbent unretiring cohesive narrow-minded unfading renitent great hardworking coherent illiberal hidebound immalleable resolute about unbothered untouched unvaried uninterrupted unmodified steamroller powerhouse Ramboesque iron-jawed blinkered possessive unforgetful sticky unthinking quick hasty snap unimpressionable quiescent cross-grained self-motivated undiscouraged observant puritanical pounding mortal hard-headed fundamentalist orthodox plugging go-go unstinted fireball continued plodding telelogical calculated effective unmistakable tested imperturbable nerveless competitive all exclusive enrapt whole undivided consumed compelled riveted dinkum stuffy traditional conservative reverent in for long haul obscene pornographic X-rated unflexible crisp doctrinaire bullish unsinkable in place in position on one's side going all the way flat-out insistent about prayerful thick-skinned meaning what one says foolproof cutthroat risky whole-hearted thrusting goody-goody worshipping worshiping heart-and-soul pietistic unstinting stick to guns set in concrete watchful alert exact going for broke imposing authoritative bloodthirsty on task engaged enthralled galvanized impelled everlasting timeless standing stationary like bad penny straight out unplacatable iron-handed unmollifiable inescapable unpacifiable flinty determinate controlling overbold overconfident warlike gladiatorial brutal scrappy balanced set in your ways grave prevailing playing hard ball single-hearted old faithful not put off not discouraged never give up unwaivering induced obsessional bossy unmoving going as keen as mustard true to the end given over to pushful equable engagé feverish death-defying do or die hold one's ground hold the fort hold the line impatient unruly wayward pleading be out for blood nose to the grindstone goody two-shoes as thick as thieves boon inseparable bosom pushed steered guided besetting galvanised cold regimented ineluctable sticking to one's guns doting rabid fond big exuberant disciplinarian ascetical by the book hardhearted astringent uncharitable browbeating ascetic autocratic tough nut to crack decided upon writ in stone cut-and-dried strait-laced exhaustive cut-throat indefinite imperative crying reiterative monotonous correct believable right just nice imperishable like a ball of fire on the make desiring success superheated ungoverned uncurbed uncaring poised like death and taxes immobile no going back necessary compulsory disciplined controlled beseeching begging right-minded disobedient uncontrollable intensely competitive fiercely competitive having killer instinct dog-eat-dog hang-tough chronic habitual long-lived error-tolerant hard-wearing well made arduous taxing never-ending endless pugnacious tight substantial through-and-through veridical no lie undistorted up front square creditable all right on the up and up estimable high-principled well balanced well-balanced undisciplined charged heated warm volatile emotional demonstrative warm-blooded hot-blooded confining binding hard-shelled exhausting persuasive detailed in-depth comprehensive in the bag shoo-in conclusive unanxious undoubtful sanguine easy nailed down able locked on rebellious untoward rebel insubordinate recusant proved incorrigible incandescent passional principled credible self-reliant urged on massed impermeable all-absorbing all-inclusive all-encompassing mannish muscly all-male manlike impenitent supreme unapologetic unashamed irredeemable unreformable longtime well-made humble authentic solidified husky taut cool-headed minding implicit accustomed habituated staid insoluble thorny indocile unpliable locked problematic knotty sealed blocked impartial unfeigned uncontrived equitable unpretentious reputable fair all-embracing minute meticulous methodical man-size hunky brawny ripped man-sized on an even keel well constructed sicker out to fixed upon anxious to committed to intending to fixed on obsessed with resolved on impatient to decisive about determined on made to last compact dimensional consolidated long-established sharp-witted sharp shrewd heady canny savvy clear-eyed knowing astute buff jacked shredded searching sweeping blistering acute almighty excruciating elaborate heavy widespread careful extensive hellacious compacted rocklike impliable closely controlled strictly controlled rigidly enforced mighty alarming bona fide thick congealed stud beefcake ape boyish caveman hunk generative adult jock stallion swift forthright prompt rapid dense accelerated speeded-up impressive remove well established deep-set hard-shell all-consuming firmly established well-established jellied impenetrable categorical awful shocking terrifying awe-inspiring horrendous dread hair-raising daunting horrifying spine-chilling scary intimidating horrible frightening direful tremendous brick wall rock-solid rock-hard non-flexible unreserved quality like a rock calm really hard very hard unreasonable unamenable hard to please fussy rational logical businesslike sober constructive undeclared taken for granted tacit accurate implied understood inarticulate unquestioned latent contained unexpressed unspoken virtual undoubting practical implicative unconditional inferential unuttered inferred unsaid imminent awesome fastidious boorish argumentative finicky irritable tiresome vexed testy choosy captious snappy temperamental chippy quarrelsome disputative oafish hypercritical prickly querulous bearish thrawn huffy stroppy negative delicate overcritical wrong-headed irascible obstructive particular over-particular dictatorial critical ungracious grumbly disobliging trying finical unpredictable hard to handle invidious fiendish sensitive ill-natured crotchety uppity touchy troublesome sour discontented dissatisfied rude crabby hard to satisfy irritating contrarious impolite opinionative disputatious perfectionist unperturbed unruffled peaceful recollected untroubled coolheaded serene limpid equal tranquil unfazed together placid self-composed level smooth at peace

Adjective

Unsurpassed up to the present time
all-time unequaled unequalled unique consummate exceptional incomparable record unparalleled unprecedented unrivaled unrivalled unsurpassed best champion everlasting greatest matchless peerless perpetual unmatched unexampled beyond compare outstanding rare without equal nonpareil inimitable superlative unsurpassable excellent supreme perfect only exquisite unparagoned faultless solid-gold second to none gilt-edge aces tops most surpassing alone super transcendent beyond comparison out of sight world class groundbreaking striking one of a kind in a league of its own phenomenal unheard-of untypical momentous odd miraculous abnormal atypical revolutionary singular prodigious unknown outre anomalous first-time marvellous marvelous novel bizarre preternatural pioneering aberrant newfangled amazing out-of-the-way unusual signal new idiosyncratic unaccustomed ground-breaking strange outlandish remarkable sui generis freakish eccentric freak uncommon out of the ordinary outré unheard of exotic unexcelled original without parallel extraordinary fantastic unfamiliar fresh superior paramount top pre-eminent foremost leading ultimate chief towering preeminent premier highest great prominent predominant principal distinguished stellar par excellence dominant finest eminent head first unbeatable primary main capital star major select lead prime utmost absolute ideal notable sovereign key central cardinal special grand topmost choice first-class in a class of its own incredible unbeaten superb illustrious number one supereminent premium first-rate overriding master arch primal overbearing overmastering exemplary commanding top-tier top-notch extreme renowned magnificent awesome famous top-drawer numero uno maximum without peer unmatchable ascendant complete big prevailing apex without match presiding best ever arch- terrific sovran total prior hors concours important unconditional fine one and only wonderful industry leading best possible number-one top-class significant a cut above the rest topflight top drawer celebrated sublime splendid unchallenged awe-inspiring noteworthy unequalable unassailable model ruling max uttermost fabulous unlimited biggest better optimal reigning infinite boundless flawless high one-in-a-million utter regnant greater governing predominate optimum utopian dominating prevalent extraordinaire undefeated one-off whole finished in a class of one's own uppermost crack ace top of the line top of the range number 1 directing record-breaking first class primo high-class top-of-the-range prize-winning sans pareil unapproached elite front marquee stupendous tremendous wondrous one in first place beyond description beyond words exclusive well-known exalted individual senior larger higher bigger elder final culminating definitive irreproachable royal decisive essential classic prototypical typical quintessential exacting untouchable of the highest quality out-of-sight noted crown vintage A-1 Grade A big-time blue-ribbon choicest boss estimable superfine regal unrestricted unrestrained unbounded standout irreplaceable highest ranking mother of all without an equal stand alone imperial full kingly out of this world all-time best maxi invincible monarchical monarchal unconquerable indomitable the most exceeding far-out unimaginable archetypal in a class by itself preponderant majestic guiding monarchial lofty unstoppable transcendental especial invulnerable unconventional purpose-built once-in-a-lifetime one-of-a-kind unrepeated something else separate without precedent unordinary unrepeatable excelling impressive sensational good breathtaking dazzling admirable cracking mean moving accomplished entire intellectual intuitive uplifting primordial inspiring obscure hypothetical inspirational transcending unconfined intact innate abstract eternal theoretical impregnable bulletproof insuperable insurmountable wicked dainty elegant delicate sterling eximious valuable invaluable tip-top unusually good astonishing distinctive world-class memorable marked beyond grasp of the first water of the first order extremely good very good in a league of their own one in a million priceless precious particular rich recherche refreshing very fine mind-boggling mind-blowing not beatable peak authoritative core domineering controlling profound categorical outright sheer furthermost largest downright categoric thoroughgoing thorough pure unqualified unadulterated unmitigated definite stark fair plumb nth unalloyed arrant rank solid bodacious dead deadly dreadful flat conspicuous clean blooming out-and-out all-out errant blank positive perfected chronic cotton-picking flat-out impeccable straight-out deep-dyed most excellent most important most influential most outstanding most prominent

Adjective

Godlike
almighty all-knowing all-seeing boundless celestial deathless deific divine eternal everlasting godlike godly heavenly illimitable immortal infinite omnipotent omnipresent omniscient pervading holy goddesslike immaculate spiritual angelic supernatural beatific mystical seraphic supreme saintlike mystic sacred deitylike superhuman empyreal blissful cosmic saintly hallowed blessed ethereal transcendent supernormal deistic preternatural empyrean deiform paradisaical unworldly transcendental transmundane ambrosial metaphysical cherubic rapturous blest incorporeal supernal extraterrestrial superterrestrial otherworldly ghostly astral elysian immaterial extramundane unearthly beyond human unfleshly virtuous other-worldly unphysical out of this world all-powerful sublime glorious paradisiacal paradisal lovely delightful sweet entrancing ravishing excellent wonderful beautiful paradisical paradisiac enjoyable alluring exquisite scrumptious lush adorable yummy luscious delectable delicious darling paradisaic Elysian magical pure exalted superlunary numinous joyful rapt idyllic Arcadian perfect paranormal occult phenomenal uncanny miraculous utopian ineffable angelical innocent ecstatic serene golden ideal non-material non-materialistic socialist reforming progressive angel-like happy charming Erewhonian Edenic Olympian empyral enchanting awe-inspiring uplifting moving inspiring inspirational magic beneficent humble righteous devout self-sacrificing angelly kind radiant angellike archangelic caring appealing weird intangible nonmaterial nonphysical discarnate platonic refined airy disembodied devotional rarefied asomatous more than human

Verb

(negative) To experience an emotion or sensation
feeling experiencing undergoing going through bearing suffering bearing the brunt of braving coming to grips with coming up against confronting coping with facing grinning and bear living through meeting with putting up with resigning oneself to sitting through stomaching subjecting oneself to submitting oneself to submitting to sustaining swallowing taking tolerating withstanding having brooking accepting countenancing hacking wearing witnessing tasting getting knowing seeing supporting incurring standing for holding with going along with abiding by sticking with passing encountering weathering standing meeting handling abiding allowing biding tholing absorbing sticking out getting used to becoming reconciled to taking patiently becoming accustomed to making the best of reconciling oneself to resisting facing up to becoming resigned to living out dealing with eating learning to live with sweating out riding out opposing taking on defying challenging battling fighting standing up to contesting combatting combating contending with daring tackling bearding countering grappling with outfacing brazening breasting struggling against outbraving engaging disputing contending crossing putting up a fight against striving against flying in the face of attacking repelling thwarting rivaling rivalling controverting bucking objecting to fighting against going up against taking a stand against competing against obstructing oppugning coming to terms with coming across coming into contact with vying accosting facing down standing up against meeting head-on taking issue with denying gainsaying blocking rebutting locking horns with preventing checking hindering contradicting risking managing questioning fronting running into competing doing battle with going against coping calling in question vying with rebelling against outdaring skirmishing with flying in face of clashing with hanging tough taking up arms against standing fast competing with sticking fast venturing meeting head on prevailing against biting the bullet facing off against taking up the gauntlet accepting a challenge squaring up provoking matching refuting living surviving pitting denouncing negating having experience of impeding restraining halting stopping inhibiting frustrating disagreeing with stemming assailing spurning disregarding protesting arguing disapproving of calling out curbing sticking impugning arguing against courting addressing quarreling with getting by with resolving traversing undermining holding the line against counteracting reversing refusing to accept scorning managing with waging war against battling with coming to blows with debating holding out speaking against arguing with taking one on affronting hanging on remaining firm squaring off assaulting making my day setting your face against running the gauntlet speaking out against persevering in the face of taking a stand contending against crossing swords with playing going the distance against insulting making a stand against making out with squaring up to holding out against standing up and be counted against sitting and taking it standing firm making do with disproving taking up arms getting to grips with looking sth in the eye racing brazening out bracing oneself for braving out squaring off against coming face to face with throwing down the gauntlet at assuming shouldering scrimmaging with fighting back against warring against shooting it out with putting up a fight opposing action putting up an argument tangling with campaigning against sparing no effort relucting countervailing dissenting with kicking against stonewalling refusing baulking at digging in one's heels engaging with struggling with getting into conflict with coming into conflict with colliding with messing with running against