Word of the Day: stalwart

stal·wart adjective \ˈstl-wərt\: very loyal and dedicated; physically strong

Full Definition of STALWART

:  marked by outstanding strength and vigor of body, mind, or spirit <stalwart common sense>
stal·wart·ly adverb
stal·wart·ness noun

Examples of STALWART

  1. their strong and stalwart son
  2. <the stalwart soldiers in the army of Alexander the Great, who willingly followed him to the ends of the known world>

Origin of STALWART

Middle English, alteration of stalworth, from Old English stǣlwierthe serviceable

First Known Use: 15th century

Related to STALWART

bold, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, gutty, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, manful, brave, stout, stouthearted, undauntable, undaunted, valiant, valorous
chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, coward, cowardly, craven, dastardly, fainthearted, fearful, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered [archaic], nerveless, poltroon, poor-spirited, pusillanimous, spineless, spiritless, timorous, uncourageous, ungallant, unheroic, weakhearted, yellow

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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