What is the meaning of stalwart?

noun

  • A person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt.

adjective

  • Having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships.
    • usage: "hardy explorers of northern Canada"; "proud of her tall stalwart son"; "stout seamen"; "sturdy young athletes"
  • Dependable.
    • usage: "the stalwart citizens at Lexington"; "a stalwart supporter of the UN"; "stout hearts"
  • Used especially of persons.
    • usage: "a stalwart knight"; "a stouthearted fellow who had an active career in the army"
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