steadfastness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steadfastness - loyalty in the face of trouble and difficulty
loyalty, trueness - the quality of being loyal
2.steadfastness - steadfast resolution
firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"

steadfastness

noun
Faithfulness or devotion to a person, a cause, obligations, or duties:
Translations
ثَبات، رُسوخ
nezlomnost
urokkelighed
staîfesta

steadfastness

[ˈstedfəstnɪs] N (= determination) → firmeza f, resolución f; (= loyalty) → constancia f; (= tenacity) [of resistance] → tenacidad f

steadfastness

nFestigkeit f; (of look also)Unverwandtheit f; (of person also)Standhaftigkeit f, → Unerschütterlichkeit f; (of refusal also)Standhaftigkeit f; (of belief also)Unerschütterlichkeit f

steadfastness

[ˈstɛdfəstnɪs] n (of spirit, character) → costanza, risolutezza; (of resolution) → fermezza

steadfast

(ˈstedfaːst) adjective
firm; unchanging. a steadfast friend.
ˈsteadfastly adverb
ˈsteadfastness noun
References in classic literature ?
There was an unceremonious directness, a searching, decided steadfastness in his gaze now, which told that intention, and not diffidence, had hitherto kept it averted from the stranger.
The father had long ago taken up his bundle and bidden himself away with it, when the women who had tended the bundle while it lay on the base of the fountain, sat there watching the running of the water and the rolling of the Fancy Ball--when the one woman who had stood conspicuous, knitting, still knitted on with the steadfastness of Fate.
He was greyer, the lines in his face and forehead were deeper, and he had every appearance of having toiled and wandered through all varieties of weather; but he looked very strong, and like a man upheld by steadfastness of purpose, whom nothing could tire out.
and I thank the millions of men and women whose steadfastness and sacrifice triumphed over depression, fascism and communism.
It is needless to say that the dead steersman has been reverently removed from the place where he held his honourable watch and ward till death, a steadfastness as noble as that of the young Casabianca, and placed in the mortuary to await inquest.
The prince kept his gaze fixed in the direction of the sound with the steadfastness of a bird of prey.
My fidelity and steadfastness had been guaranteed by her and no one else.
That more than this she would never (and he was well persuaded of the steadfastness of her resolution) for any human consideration disclose.
We had no steadfastness of purpose, and it was here that the Fire People were ahead of us.
Despite the minutiae of wrinkle-work that somehow failed to weazen them, her eyes were clear as a girl's--clear, out-looking, and far- seeing, and with an open and unblinking steadfastness of gaze that was disconcerting.
During all that time his cheerful steadfastness did not waver.
Probably I should not consciously and deliberately forsake my particular calling to do the good which society demands of me, to save the universe from annihilation; and I believe that a like but infinitely greater steadfastness elsewhere is all that now preserves it.