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

Synonyms
bold, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, gutty, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, manful, brave, stout, stouthearted, undauntable, undaunted, valiant, valorous
Antonyms
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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