Definitions for steadfastˈstɛdˌfæst, -ˌfɑst, -fəst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stead•fastˈstɛdˌfæst, -ˌfɑst, -fəst(adj.)

or sted•fast

  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.

Origin of steadfast:

bef. 1000; ME stedefast, OE stedefæst


Princeton's WordNet

  1. firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering(adj)

    marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable

    "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"

  2. steadfast, staunch, unswerving(adj)

    firm and dependable especially in loyalty

    "a steadfast ally"; "a staunch defender of free speech"; "unswerving devotion"; "unswerving allegiance"


  1. steadfast(Adjective)

    Fixed or unchanging; steady.

  2. steadfast(Adjective)

    Firmly loyal or constant; unswerving.

  3. Origin: From stedefast which in turn comes from stedefæst. It is comprised of two parts: stede (“stead, place”) + -fæst (“fixed”).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Steadfast(adj)

    firmly fixed or established; fast fixed; firm

  2. Steadfast(adj)

    not fickle or wavering; constant; firm; resolute; unswerving; steady

Translations for steadfast

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firm; unchanging

a steadfast friend.

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