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Definition of "stalwart" []

  • Having or marked by imposing physical strength. (adjective)
  • Firm and resolute; stout. (adjective)
  • One who is physically and morally strong. (noun)
  • One who steadfastly supports an organization or cause: party stalwarts. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stalwart" in a sentence
  • "On Windows computers, your Lifehacker editors use Texter, while the Mac writers run TextExpander (your sole Linux stalwart is tinkering with AutoKey at the moment)."
  • "Gibson's professional career has been plagued by injuries and weight concerns, a disappointment for the former Wisconsin stalwart who was a finalist for the Lombardi Award and Outland trophy, college football's top two awards given to offensive linemen."
  • "L/Sgt Gartland was described as a "stalwart" of the Infantry Training Centre Medical Team."