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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 ?
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.
Thus, steadfast and beautiful, let us also be enemies, my friends
He belongs to the great array of the unknown - who are great, indeed, by the sum total of the devoted effort put out, and the colossal scale of success attained by their insatiable and steadfast ambition.
He strode several times across the room in the steadfast gaze of the physician; then, abruptly confronting him, almost shouted: "What has all this to do with my trouble, Dr.
A staid, steadfast man, whose life for the most part was a telling pantomime of action, and not a tame chapter of sounds.
A woman is anxious to exhibit her form and shape, whether walking, standing, sitting, or even sleeping; even when represented as a picture, she desires most of all to set off the blandishments of her beauty, and thus rob men of their steadfast heart
If Moses, Cyrus, Theseus, and Romulus had been unarmed they could not have enforced their constitutions for long--as happened in our time to Fra Girolamo Savonarola, who was ruined with his new order of things immediately the multitude believed in him no longer, and he had no means of keeping steadfast those who believed or of making the unbelievers to believe.
On the screen of his imagination he saw himself and this sweet and beautiful girl, facing each other and conversing in good English, in a room of books and paintings and tone and culture, and all illuminated by a bright light of steadfast brilliance; while ranged about and fading away to the remote edges of the screen were antithetical scenes, each scene a picture, and he the onlooker, free to look at will upon what he wished.
Marianne is as steadfast as ever, you see," said Elinor, "she is not at all altered.
John's last hour: his mind will be unclouded, his heart will be undaunted, his hope will be sure, his faith steadfast.
It was an earnest, steadfast gaze, but she often doubted whether there were much admiration in it, and sometimes it seemed nothing but absence of mind.
But Lidia Ivanovna's help was none the less real; she gave Alexey Alexandrovitch moral support in the consciousness of her love and respect for him, and still more, as it was soothing to her to believe, in that she almost turned him to Christianity--that is, from an indifferent and apathetic believer she turned him into an ardent and steadfast adherent of the new interpretation of Christian doctrine, which had been gaining ground of late in Petersburg.