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English definition of “stalwart”

stalwart

adjective uk   /ˈstɔːl.wət/ us    /ˈstɑːl.wɚt/

stalwart adjective (LOYAL)

loyal, especially for a long time; able to be trusted: She has been a stalwart supporter of the party for many years.

stalwart adjective (STRONG)

formal (especially of a person) physically strong
stalwartly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  

stalwart

noun [C] uk   /ˈstɔːl.wət/ us    /ˈstɑːl.wɚt/
a person who has been loyal for a long time: Let me introduce Bob, one of the club's stalwarts.
(Definition of stalwart from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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