- The definition of stalwart is a description for someone who is loyal and strong or for something that is reliable and sturdy.
An example of stalwart is a description for a loyal supporter of a cause.
- Stalwart is a loyal and reliable supporter.
An example of a stalwart is someone who has been a long time loyal supporter of a cause.
- strong and well-built; sturdy; robust
- brave; valiant
- resolute; firm; unyielding
Origin of stalwartMiddle English stalworthe from Old English stælwyrthe, short for statholwyrthe, firm from stathol, foundation (see staddle) + wyrthe, worth: hence, literally , having a firm foundation
- a stalwart person
- a person supporting a cause, esp. that of a political party, with firm partisanship
- Loyal and resolute: a stalwart ally; stalwart support.
- Strong and imposing: a stalwart oak tree.
Origin of stalwartMiddle English alteration of stalworth from Old English stǣlwierthe serviceable probably alteration of statholwierthe steadfast stathol foundation ; see staddle . weorth valuable ; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more stalwart, superlative most stalwart)
- Firmly built.
- one who has a strong build
- one who firmly supports a cause
From Scots stalwart (= English stalworth). From Middle English stalwurthe, from Old English stÇ£lwierÃ¾e (“capable of standing in good stead, serviceable"), from stÇ£l (“fixed position, station") + -wierÃ¾e (“-able"). Compare staddle, worth; see also stalwart. More at stalworth.