steadfast

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. firm, unswerving, constant, stanch, resolute, industrious. See resolution, permanence, probity, stability.Ant., inconstant, irresolute, changeable.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. staunch, stable, constant; see faithful .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[STED fast]
constant, fixed, resolute.
He remained steadfast until the end.
SYN.: constant, fixed, firm, resolute, resolved, steady, dedicated, devoted, loyal, faithful, settled, firm, persevering, stalwart.
ANT.: irresolute, unfaithful, wavering
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Firmly in position: fixed, immobile, immovable, stationary, steady, unmovable, unmoving. See MOVE. 2. Consistently reliable, especially because of resistance to outside pressures: stable, steady, steady-going. See CONTINUE. 3. Indicating or possessing determination, resolution, or persistence: constant, determined, firm1, resolute, steady, stiff, tough, unbending, uncompromising, unflinching, unwavering, unyielding. See PURPOSE. 4. Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, a cause, or a duty: allegiant, constant, faithful, fast, firm1, liege, loyal, staunch, true. See CONTINUE, TRUST.

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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 — 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,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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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