Variant of stalwart
- 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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