stout·​heart·​ed | \ ˈstau̇t-ˌhär-təd How to pronounce stouthearted (audio) \

Definition of stouthearted

: having a stout heart or spirit:
b : stubborn

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Other Words from stouthearted

stoutheartedly adverb
stoutheartedness noun

Examples of stouthearted in a Sentence

stouthearted men and women who served in the army medical corps

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Just a few days after airline passengers witnessed another inspiring example of the stouthearted professionals trained by the U.S. military, along comes an everyday hero who says his only combat training is wrestling his daughter to bed. James Freeman, WSJ, "Waffle House Hero," 23 Apr. 2018 Of course the musketeers and d’Artagnan, who dreams of becoming one of them, also have their share of gentlemanly and stouthearted qualities, but Dumas is more interested in using their shortcomings to propel his plot. Tobias Grey, WSJ, "Alexandre Dumas’s Brotherly Love," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of stouthearted

1552, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stouthearted

literary : brave and determined

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