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One entry found for steadfast.
Main Entry: steadĚfast
Pronunciation: 'sted-"fast also -f&st
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English stedefast, from Old English stedefæst, from stede + fæst fixed, fast
Date: before 12th century
1 a : firmly fixed in place : IMMOVABLE b : not subject to change <the steadfast doctrine of original sin -- Ellen Glasgow>
2 : firm in belief, determination, or adherence : LOYAL <her followers have remained steadfast>
synonym see FAITHFUL
- steadĚfastĚly adverb
- steadĚfastĚness /-"fas(t)-n&s, -f&s(t)-/ noun