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staunch 1

 (stônch, stänch) also stanch (stônch, stänch, stănch)
adj. staunch·er, staunch·est also stanch·er or stanch·est
1. Firm and steadfast; loyal or true. See Synonyms at faithful.
2. Having a strong or substantial construction or constitution: "the staunch turrets of the fortified city walls" (Robert Rosenberg).

[Middle English staunche, from Anglo-Norman estaunche, from estaunchier, to stanch, variant of Old French estanchier; see stanch1.]

staunch′ly adv.
staunch′ness n.
Usage Note: Staunch is more common than stanch as the spelling of the adjective. Stanch is more common than staunch as the spelling of the verb.

staunch 2

 (stônch, stänch)
Variant of stanch1.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.staunchness - loyalty in the face of trouble and difficulty
loyalty, trueness - the quality of being loyal
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وَفاء، إخْلاص
hollusta, tryggî


[ˈstɔːntʃnɪs] Nlealtad f, firmeza f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


n (of Catholic, loyalist)Überzeugtheit f; (of member, supporter)Treue f; (of support)Unerschütterlichkeit f
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(stoːntʃ) adjective
firm, trusty. a staunch friend.
ˈstaunchly adverb
ˈstaunchness noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
It appeared he had "served his time" in the copper-ore trade, the famous copper-ore trade of old days between Swansea and the Chilian coast, coal out and ore in, deep-loaded both ways, as if in wanton defiance of the great Cape Horn seas - a work, this, for staunch ships, and a great school of staunchness for West- Country seamen.
We showed discipline in sticking to the game plan,' added Pascua, referring to the staunchness with which FEU stood against Ateneo's triple threat.
Calling Chris Sutton a "cheerleader for Celtic" while maintaining a consistently neutral perspective on Rangers, resembling a straight-to-DVD Jason Statham and a general air of old school hardman Souness-lite staunchness.
The Syrian leader stated at talks that "military-political coordination with Russia at a high level has become one of the key factors that ensured the staunchness of the Syrian people and success in fight against the Islamic State (IS, ISIL or ISIS) and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groups".
Such staunchness to service suppliers in the sharing economy is instrumental in preserving the peer-to-peer links.
These include the seemingly weightless motion of a slender dog across the landscape, head and tail held high, and the frozen staunchness of a point that will end only in a flush or starvation.
Like when Ottlik's hero, BB reflects on the dilemma whether he will have enough courage and staunchness to stay beside his terminally ill wife.
Today, when so many are being banned--and subject to violence the world over--the most powerful thing a body can do might be to declare its opacity, its staunchness, its substance.
"The staunchness of the delegates and members has been outstanding and really great for them," she said.
We can use phrases straight out of Culture and Anarchy to characterize his dilemma: on the one hand, we see the speaker's "staunchness and [moral] earnestness" of perception, on the other hand, growing out of aesthetic engagement, a "freer play of consciousness." Or, to take another phrasing, we see a man given to "earnestness of doing"--in his case, via his interest in science--having a fit of "delicacy and flexibility of thinking." In Arnold's terms, his whole experience in the monologue constitutes a moment of "culture," "a free play of thought upon [his] routine notions." (12) Arnold's version of "Hellenism" comes partly out of his readings in John Henry Newman and Newman's ideal of a liberal education.
Their casualties were high, but they showed splendid staunchness and fought like heroes.
These start with the political failure at the outset to define any clear vision of success (other than to impress the all-important American leadership with the staunchness and competence of their British ally).