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Definition of "steadfastness" [stead•fast•ness]

  • Loyalty in the face of trouble and difficulty. (noun)
  • Steadfast resolution. (noun)

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Use "steadfastness" in a sentence
  • "Your steadfastness is commendable but I do think you would be more helpful, in the long run, if you could permit yourself to criticize a bit."
  • "W. deserves credit for a certain steadfastness in the War on Terror, but his administration is suffused with the sort of hubris, sense of entitlement to power, and belief in the ameliorative powers of government action (in both the foreign and domestic realms) that one normally associates with the worst types of statists."
  • "It was, after all, a Southern diarist, the Confederate War Department official R.G.H. Kean, who lamented during that bleak Confederate winter: "I have never actually despaired of the cause .... [but now] steadfastness is yielding to a sense of hopelessness.""