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Meaning of STALWART

Pronunciation:  'stolwârt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
  2. [adj]  used especially of persons; "a stalwart knight"; "a stouthearted fellow who had an active career in the army"
  3. [adj]  dependable; "the stalwart citizens at Lexington"; "a stalwart supporter of the UN"; "stout hearts"
  4. [adj]  having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; "hardy explorers of northern Canada"; "proud of her tall stalwart son"; "stout seamen"; "sturdy young athletes"
 

STALWART is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: brave, courageous, fearless, hardy, loyalist, resolute, robust, stout, stouthearted, sturdy
 
 See Also: admirer, booster, champion, friend, protagonist, supporter

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Stal"wart\, Stalworth \Stal"worth\, a. [OE. stalworth,
AS. st[ae]lwyr[eth] serviceable, probably originally, good at
stealing, or worth stealing or taking, and afterwards
extended to other causes of estimation. See {Steal}, v. t.,
{Worth}, a.]
Brave; bold; strong; redoubted; daring; vehement; violent.
``A stalwart tiller of the soil.'' --Prof. Wilson.

      Fair man be was and wise, stalworth and bold. --R. of
                                               Brunne.

Note: Stalworth is now disused, or bur little used, stalwart
      having taken its place.

 

 

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