Steadfastness
Steadfastness Stead"fast*ness, n. The quality or state of being steadfast; firmness; fixedness; constancy. ``The steadfastness of your faith.'' --Col. ii. 5. [1913 Webster]

To prove her wifehood and her steadfastness. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • steadfastness — noun see steadfast …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • steadfastness — noun a) Loyalty in the face of trouble and difficulty. b) Steadfast resolution …   Wiktionary

  • steadfastness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Faithfulness or devotion to a person, a cause, obligations, or duties: allegiance, constancy, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, loyalty. See CONTINUE, OBLIGATION …   English dictionary for students

  • steadfastness — stead·fast·ness || stedfæstnɪs / fɑːst n. loyalty, faithfulness; quality of being unchanging, steadiness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • steadfastness — stead·fast·ness …   English syllables

  • steadfastness — See: steadfast …   English dictionary

  • steadfastness — noun 1. loyalty in the face of trouble and difficulty • Syn: ↑staunchness • Derivationally related forms: ↑staunch (for: ↑staunchness), ↑steadfast • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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