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1stalwart

adjective stal·wart \ˈstl-wərt\

: very loyal and dedicated

: physically strong

Full Definition of STALWART

:  marked by outstanding strength and vigor of body, mind, or spirit <stalwart common sense>
stal·wart·ly adverb
stal·wart·ness noun

Examples of STALWART

  1. their strong and stalwart son
  2. <the stalwart soldiers in the army of Alexander the Great, who willingly followed him to the ends of the known world>

Origin of STALWART

Middle English, alteration of stalworth, from Old English stǣlwierthe serviceable
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to STALWART

Synonyms
bold, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, gutty, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, manful, brave, stout, stouthearted, undauntable, undaunted, valiant, valorous
Antonyms
chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, coward, cowardly, craven, dastardly, fainthearted, fearful, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered [archaic], nerveless, poltroon, poor-spirited, pusillanimous, spineless, spiritless, timorous, uncourageous, ungallant, unheroic, weakhearted, yellow

Synonym Discussion of STALWART

strong, stout, sturdy, stalwart, tough, tenacious mean showing power to resist or to endure. strong may imply power derived from muscular vigor, large size, structural soundness, intellectual or spiritual resources <strong arms> <the defense has a strong case>. stout suggests an ability to endure stress, pain, or hard use without giving way <stout hiking boots>. sturdy implies strength derived from vigorous growth, determination of spirit, solidity of construction <a sturdy table> <people of sturdy independence>. stalwart suggests an unshakable dependability <stalwart environmentalists>. tough implies great firmness and resiliency <a tough political opponent>. tenacious suggests strength in seizing, retaining, clinging to, or holding together <tenacious farmers clinging to an age-old way of life>.

2stalwart

noun

: a loyal supporter

Full Definition of STALWART

1
:  a stalwart person
2
:  an unwavering partisan

First Known Use of STALWART

15th century
STALWARTNESS Defined for Kids

stalwart

adjective stal·wart \ˈstl-wərt\

Definition of STALWART for Kids

:  sturdy 1, resolute <a stalwart body> <stalwart spirits>

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