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stead·fast

also sted·fast  (stĕd′făst′, -fəst)
adj.
1. Firmly loyal or constant; unswerving. See Synonyms at faithful.
2. Fixed or unchanging: "my steadfast rule of not repeating anything in dance that I've done before" (Fred Astaire).
3. Fixed or unmovable: steadfast boulders in the stream.

[Middle English stedefast, from Old English stedefæst : stede, place; see stead + fæst, fixed, fast; see past- in Indo-European roots.]

stead′fast′ly adv.
stead′fast′ness n.

steadfast

(ˈstɛdfəst; -ˌfɑːst) or

stedfast

adj
1. (esp of a person's gaze) fixed in intensity or direction; steady
2. unwavering or determined in purpose, loyalty, etc: steadfast resolve.
ˈsteadfastly, ˈstedfastly adv
ˈsteadfastness, ˈstedfastness n

stead•fast

or sted•fast

(ˈstɛdˌfæst, -ˌfɑst, -fəst)

adj.
1. fixed in direction; steadily directed: a steadfast gaze.
2. firm in purpose, resolution, faith, etc.: a steadfast friend.
3. unwavering, as resolution, faith, or adherence.
4. firmly established, as an institution or a state of affairs.
5. firmly fixed in place or position; stable.
[before 1000; Middle English stedefast, Old English stedefæst]
stead′fast`ly, adv.
stead′fast`ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.steadfast - marked by firm determination or resolutionsteadfast - marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "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; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith"
2.steadfast - firm and dependable especially in loyaltysteadfast - firm and dependable especially in loyalty; "a steadfast ally"; "a staunch defender of free speech"; "unswerving devotion"; "unswerving allegiance"
constant - steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection; "a man constant in adherence to his ideals"; "a constant lover"; "constant as the northern star"

steadfast

steadfast

adjective
2. Consistently reliable, especially because of resistance to outside pressures:
3. Indicating or possessing determination, resolution, or persistence:
4. Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, a cause, or a duty:
Translations
ثابِت، راسِخ
neochvějnýspolehlivý
urokkelig
traustur, staîfastur
nelokāmsnemainīgs

steadfast

[ˈstedfəst] ADJ [person] → firme, resuelto; [gaze] → fijo
steadfast in adversityfirme en el infortunio
steadfast in dangerimpertérrito
steadfast in loveconstante en el amor

steadfast

[ˈstɛdfɑːst] adjferme, résolu(e)

steadfast

adjfest; look alsounverwandt; person alsostandhaft, unerschütterlich; refusal alsostandhaft; belief alsounerschütterlich; to remain steadfast in faithin seinem Glauben nicht schwanken; the sky was a steadfast blue (poet)der Himmel war von einem wolkenlosen Blau

steadfast

[ˈstɛdfəst] adjcostante, risoluto/a

steadfast

(ˈstedfaːst) adjective
firm; unchanging. a steadfast friend.
ˈsteadfastly adverb
ˈsteadfastness noun
References in classic literature ?
This morbid meddling of conscience with an immaterial matter betokened, it is to be feared, no genuine and steadfast penitence, but something doubtful, something that might be deeply wrong beneath.
A staid, steadfast man, whose life for the most part was a telling pantomime of action, and not a tame chapter of sounds.
So that to this hunter's wondrous skill, the proverbial evanescence of a thing writ in water, a wake, is to all desired purposes well nigh as reliable as the steadfast land.
Words cannot describe the comfort that that friendly, hopeful, steadfast thing was to me in that season of trouble.
Their glance was eager and full of interest, yet never satisfied; their steadfast gaze was brilliant and mysterious, and had the effect of looking directly through the obvious to something beyond, in the object, in the landscape, in you.
Marianne is as steadfast as ever, you see," said Elinor, "she is not at all altered.
I wonder what other bridegroom ever looked as he did--so bent up to a purpose, so grimly resolute: or who, under such steadfast brows, ever revealed such flaming and flashing eyes.
I am not about to be hipped again, David; but I tell you, my good fellow, once more, that it would have been well for me (and for more than me) if I had had a steadfast and judicious father
The paper-boat tossed up and down, and in the middle of the stream it went so quick that the Tin-soldier trembled; but he remained steadfast, showed no emotion, looked straight in front of him, shouldering his gun.
As the attempt to establish among themselves the community of goods was a seal of that sacred bond which knit them so closely together, so the conduct they observed toward the natives of the country displays their steadfast adherence to the rules of justice and their faithful attachment to those of benevolence and charity.
And for all time, pray count on me as a steadfast friend.
She was imprisoned by Tal Hajus, and every effort, including the most horrible and shameful torture, was brought to bear upon her to wring from her lips the name of my father; but she remained steadfast and loyal, dying at last amidst the laughter of Tal Hajus and his chieftains during some awful torture she was undergoing.