- 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: Middle English stalworthe from Old English stælwyrthe, short for statholwyrthe, firm from stathol, foundation (see staddle) plush 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
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- Having or marked by imposing physical strength.
- Firm and resolute; stout.
- One who is physically and morally strong.
- One who steadfastly supports an organization or cause: party stalwarts.
Origin: Middle 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.
- stalˈwart·ly adverb
- stalˈwart·ness noun