steadfast


steadfast
I adjective abiding, anchored, assiduous, constans, constant, decided, dedicated, dependable, determined, devoted, diligent, enduring, established, faithful, fast, firm, firmly established, firmus, fixed, gritty, indissoluble, indomitable, industrious, inexorable, inflexible, intransigent, lasting, long-lasting, loyal, obstinate, patient, perseverant, persevering, persistent, pertinacious, plodding, relentless, reliable, resolute, resolved, riveted, rooted, secure, sedulous, serious, settled, single-minded, stabilis, stable, stationary, staunch, steady, strong, strong-willed, tenacious, tried, true, trustworthy, unalterable, unchanging, uncompromising, undaunted, undeviating, undistracted, unfailing, unfaltering, unflagging, unflinching, unhesitating, unmoved, unshaken, unswerving, untiring, unvarying, unwavering, unyielding, zealous II index chronic, constant, continual (connected), dependable, diligent, durable, faithful (loyal), firm, fixed (securely placed), immutable, indelible, industrious, inexorable, inflexible, loyal, patient, permanent, persistent, pertinacious, purposeful, relentless, reliable, resolute, sedulous, serious (devoted), solid (sound), stable, staunch, strong, true (loyal), uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding

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  • Steadfast — Stead fast ( f[.a]st), a. [Stead + fast, that is, fast in place.] [Written also stedfast.] 1. Firmly fixed or established; fast fixed; firm. This steadfast globe of earth. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Not fickle or wavering; constant; firm;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • steadfast — O.E. stedefæst secure in position, from stede (see STEAD (Cf. stead)) + fæst (see FAST (Cf. fast) (adj.)); Cf. M.L.G. stedevast, O.N. staðfastr. Related: Steadfastly, steadfastness …   Etymology dictionary

  • steadfast — *staunch, resolute, constant, true, *faithful, loyal Analogous words: settled, established, set, fixed (see SET vb): *steady, constant: stable, durable, perdurable, *lasting: enduring, persisting, abiding (see CONTINUE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • steadfast — [adj] loyal, steady abiding, adamant, allegiant, ardent, bound, changeless, constant, dedicated, dependable, enduring, established, faithful, fast, firm, fixed, immobile, immovable, inexorable, inflexible, intense, intent, liege, never failing,… …   New thesaurus

  • steadfast — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering. DERIVATIVES steadfastly adverb steadfastness noun. ORIGIN Old English, «standing firm» (see STEAD(Cf. ↑stead), FAST(Cf. ↑fast)) …   English terms dictionary

  • steadfast — [sted′fast΄, sted′fäst΄, sted′fəst] adj. [ME stedefast < OE stedefæste: see STEAD & FAST1] 1. firm, fixed, settled, or established 2. not changing, fickle, or wavering; constant steadfastly adv. steadfastness n …   English World dictionary

  • Steadfast — Infobox Album Name = Steadfast Type = Studio album Artist = Forefather Released = February 2008 Recorded = Genre = Anglo Saxon metal Length = 55:20 Label = Seven Kingdoms Records Producer = Reviews = Last album = Ours is the Kingdom (2004) This… …   Wikipedia

  • steadfast — steadfastly, adv. steadfastness, n. /sted fast , fahst , feuhst/, adj. 1. fixed in direction; steadily directed: a steadfast gaze. 2. firm in purpose, resolution, faith, attachment, etc., as a person: a steadfast friend. 3. unwavering, as… …   Universalium

  • steadfast — stead|fast [ˈstedfa:st US fæst] adj literary [: Old English; Origin: stedefAst fixed in place ] 1.) faithful and very loyal ▪ her father s steadfast love for her 2.) being certain that you are right about something and refusing to change your… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • steadfast — adjective Etymology: Middle English stedefast, from Old English stedefæst, from stede + fæst fixed, fast Date: before 12th century 1. a. firmly fixed in place ; immovable b. not subject to change < the steadfast doctrine of original sin Ellen… …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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