Definition of steadfast in English:



  • Resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering.

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