stead´fast|ness

stead´fast|ness
stead|fast «STEHD fast, -fahst, -fuhst», adjective.
1. loyal; unwavering; not changing; firm of purpose: »

Benjamin Franklin was a steadfast servant of his country.

SYNONYM(S): unswerving.
2. firmly fixed; not moving: »

a steadfast gaze. By its own weight made steadfast and immovable (William Congreve).

3. (of a law or condition of things) firmly settled; unchangeable; established. Also, stedfast.
[Old English stedefæst < stede a place + fæst fast1, firm]
stead´fast|ly, adverb.
stead´fast|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • un|stead´fast|ness — un|stead|fast «uhn STEHD fast, fahst», adjective. 1. not steadfast; not firmly fixed. 2. not firm, as in purpose, resolution, or faith; inconstant; irresolute. –un|stead´fast|ly, adverb. –un|stead´fast|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • stead´fast|ly — stead|fast «STEHD fast, fahst, fuhst», adjective. 1. loyal; unwavering; not changing; firm of purpose: »Benjamin Franklin was a steadfast servant of his country. SYNONYM(S): unswerving. 2. firmly fixed; not moving: »a steadfast gaze. By its own… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stead|fast — «STEHD fast, fahst, fuhst», adjective. 1. loyal; unwavering; not changing; firm of purpose: »Benjamin Franklin was a steadfast servant of his country. SYNONYM(S): unswerving. 2. firmly fixed; not moving: »a steadfast gaze. By its own weight made… …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|stead´fast|ly — un|stead|fast «uhn STEHD fast, fahst», adjective. 1. not steadfast; not firmly fixed. 2. not firm, as in purpose, resolution, or faith; inconstant; irresolute. –un|stead´fast|ly, adverb. –un|stead´fast|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|stead|fast — «uhn STEHD fast, fahst», adjective. 1. not steadfast; not firmly fixed. 2. not firm, as in purpose, resolution, or faith; inconstant; irresolute. –un|stead´fast|ly, adverb. –un|stead´fast|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

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  • fast — bel·fast; break·fast·less; fast; fast·en s; fast·ern s; fast·ish; fast·land; fast·ly; fast·nacht; fast·ness; hold·fast·ness; house·fast; light·fast·ness; ne·fast; shame·fast; stead·fast·ly; stead·fast·ness; wet·fast·ness; ul·tra·fast; break·fast; …   English syllables

  • stead — bed·stead; door·stead; home·stead·er; in·stead; mar·ket·stead; noon·stead; on·stead; plum·stead; ran·stead; road·stead; room·stead; stead·fast·ly; stead·fast·ness; stead·i·ly; stead·i·ment; stead·i·ness; stead·ing; stead·ite; stead; thing·stead;… …   English syllables

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  • steadfast — stead|fast [ sted,fæst ] adjective not changing your opinions or actions, because you have a strong belief in something or someone: be/remain steadfast (in something): They remained steadfast in their refusal to release the terrorists. ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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