An example of steadfast is always remaining faithful to one's religious beliefs.
- firm, fixed, settled, or established
- not changing, fickle, or wavering; constant
Origin of steadfastMiddle English stedefast from Old English stedefæste: see stead and fast
- Firmly loyal or constant; unswerving. See Synonyms at faithful.
- Fixed or unchanging: “my steadfast rule of not repeating anything in dance that I've done before” ( Fred Astaire )
- Fixed or unmovable: steadfast boulders in the stream.
Origin of steadfastMiddle English stedefast from Old English stedefæst stede place ; see stead . fæst fixed, fast ; see past- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative steadfaster or more steadfast, superlative steadfastest or most steadfast)
From Middle English stedefast which in turn comes from Old English stedefÃ¦st. It is comprised of two parts: stede (“stead, place") + -fÃ¦st (“fixed").