Stalwart meaning

stôlwərt
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Firmly built.
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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.

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One who firmly supports a cause.
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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.

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One who steadfastly supports an organization or cause.

Party stalwarts.

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Brave; valiant.
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Resolute; firm; unyielding.
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Loyal and resolute.

A stalwart ally; stalwart support.

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Strong and imposing.

A stalwart oak tree.

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Strong and well-built; sturdy; robust.
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A stalwart person.
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A person supporting a cause, esp. that of a political party, with firm partisanship.
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One who has a strong build.
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Origin of stalwart

  • Middle English alteration of stalworth from Old English stǣlwierthe serviceable probably alteration of statholwierthe steadfast stathol foundation staddle weorth valuable wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Scots stalwart (= English stalworth). From Middle English stalwurthe, from Old English stÇ£lwierþe (“capable of standing in good stead, serviceable"), from stÇ£l (“fixed position, station") + -wierþe (“-able"). Compare staddle, worth; see also stalwart. More at stalworth.

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