Definition of steadfast in US English:

steadfast

adjective

  • Resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering.

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

/ˈstɛdˌfæst//ˈstedˌfast/