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English definition of “staunch”

staunch

adjective [always before noun]     /stɔːntʃ/
very loyal in your support for someone or your belief in something: a staunch supporter of the Communist partyLoyal, faithful and dependable
(Definition of staunch adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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