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staunch

Definition of staunch

  1. variant of 1stanch




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staunch

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adjective \ˈstȯnch, ˈstänch\

Simple Definition of staunch

  • : very devoted or loyal to a person, belief, or cause

Full Definition of staunch

  1. 1a :  watertight, soundb :  strongly built :  substantial

  2. 2 :  steadfast in loyalty or principle <a staunch friend>

staunch·ly adverb
staunch·ness noun

Examples of staunch

  1. She is a staunch advocate of women's rights.

  2. He's a staunch believer in the value of regular exercise.

  3. I'm one of his staunchest supporters.



Variants of staunch

also stanch \ˈstȯnch, ˈstänch, ˈstanch\

Origin of staunch

Middle English, from Anglo-French estanche, feminine of estanc, from estancher to stanch — more at stanch


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of staunch

faithful, loyal, constant, staunch, steadfast, resolute mean firm in adherence to whatever one owes allegiance. faithful implies unswerving adherence to a person or thing or to the oath or promise by which a tie was contracted <faithful to her promise>. loyal implies a firm resistance to any temptation to desert or betray <remained loyal to the czar>. constant stresses continuing firmness of emotional attachment without necessarily implying strict obedience to promises or vows <constant friends>. staunch suggests fortitude and resolution in adherence and imperviousness to influences that would weaken it <a staunch defender of free speech>. steadfast implies a steady and unwavering course in love, allegiance, or conviction <steadfast in their support>. resolute implies firm determination to adhere to a cause or purpose <a resolute ally>.

Rhymes with staunch


STAUNCH Defined for Kids

staunch

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adjective \ˈstȯnch, ˈstänch\

Definition of staunch

staunch·erstaunch·est

  1. 1 :  strongly built :  substantial <staunch foundations>

  2. 2 :  loyal, steadfast <They were staunch supporters.>

staunch·ly adverb



Medical Dictionary

staunch

Medical Definition of staunch

    variant of stanch





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