Definition of steadfast in English:

steadfast

adjective

  • Resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering.

    ‘steadfast loyalty’
    • ‘The men ridicule him and laugh at him, but Wang Lung is steadfast in his resolution.’
    • ‘He left as his legacy not the dream of an independent state, but a corrupt and chaotic system and the steadfast refusal to compromise.’
    • ‘Once again, the American people have been steadfast and determined not to lose our nerve.’
    • ‘The steadfast and stubborn denial of guilt leads to the complete inability to recognise actual innocence.’
    • ‘His papacy was an intriguing mix of the warm and humane with steadfast readings of scripture and church doctrine.’
    • ‘Our incentive and mandate to remain wholly autonomous remains steadfast.’
    • ‘You've got to just hold steady and steadfast and unwavering in certain situations.’
    • ‘The daughter's steadfast refusal to enter into a state of matrimony is in large part due to having a secret lover of her own.’
    • ‘As for the coronation of the new King, it stands firm, steadfast and unshaken.’
    • ‘So steadfast is Archer, that the West Indian is heard praising our hero's pluck and courage ever after.’
    • ‘We need to take seriously their steadfast refusal to admit even their most obvious mistakes.’
    • ‘What I did have is a steadfast belief in the vitality of music.’
    • ‘I truly believe that a country where the people hold steadfast to their dreams will some day see them come to fruition.’
    • ‘Their steadfast love in the face of horror can only be admired.’
    • ‘On the contrary, she was steadfast in the face of strong military pressure in the final years of the Suharto regime.’
    • ‘They have been there, they have been there, steadfast in the fight against terrorism.’
    • ‘Members of this new commission should be chosen from honest, steadfast and impeccable people.’
    • ‘It was his steadfast refusal to keep learning that ultimately brought down Hamed.’
    • ‘The British government has remained steadfast in its refusal to return the marbles.’
    • ‘It is unfortunate and painful to see the fall of a dream city that earned a steadfast place in the international arena.’
    loyal, faithful, committed, devoted, dedicated, dependable, reliable, steady, true, constant, staunch, trusty
    firm, determined, resolute, steady, staunch, stalwart, stout, relentless, implacable, single-minded
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Origin

Old English stedefæst ‘standing firm’ (see stead, fast).

Pronunciation

steadfast

/ˈstɛdfɑːst/