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 Dictionary entry overview: What does steadfast mean? 

STEADFAST (adjective)
  The adjective STEADFAST has 2 senses:

1. marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
2. firm and dependable especially in loyalty

  Familiarity information: STEADFAST used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

STEADFAST (adjective)

Sense 1steadfast [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable


unshakable; unfaltering; unbendable; unwavering; steadfast; firm; steady; stiff

Context examples:

firm convictions / a firm mouth / steadfast resolve / a man of unbendable perseverence / unwavering loyalty


resolute (firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination)

Sense 2steadfast [BACK TO TOP]


Firm and dependable especially in loyalty


staunch; steadfast; unswerving

Context examples:

a steadfast ally / a staunch defender of free speech / unswerving devotion / unswerving allegiance


constant (steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection)

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