Definitions for: Stalwart

[n] a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
[adj] used especially of persons; "a stalwart knight"; "a stouthearted fellow who had an active career in the army"
[adj] dependable; "the stalwart citizens at Lexington"; "a stalwart supporter of the UN"; "stout hearts"
[adj] having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; "hardy explorers of northern Canada"; "proud of her tall stalwart son"; "stout seamen"; "sturdy young athletes"

Webster (1913) Definition: Stal"wart, Stalworth Stal"worth, a. [OE. stalworth,
AS. st[ae]lwyr[eth] serviceable, probably originally, good at
stealing, or worth stealing or taking, and afterwards
extended to other causes of estimation. See Steal, v. t.,
Worth, a.]
Brave; bold; strong; redoubted; daring; vehement; violent.
``A stalwart tiller of the soil.'' --Prof. Wilson.

Fair man be was and wise, stalworth and bold. --R. of

Note: Stalworth is now disused, or bur little used, stalwart
having taken its place.

Synonyms: brave, courageous, fearless, hardy, loyalist, resolute, robust, stout, stouthearted, sturdy

See Also: admirer, booster, champion, friend, protagonist, supporter

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