steadfast

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From Middle English stedefast, from Old English stedefæst, from Proto-Germanic *stadifastuz, equivalent to stead (place; spot; position) +‎ fast (firm; fixed). Cognate with Middle Dutch stedevast (steadfast), Icelandic staðfastur (steadfast), Danish stadfæste (to confirm; ratify), Swedish stadfästa (to confirm; establish).

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steadfast (comparative steadfaster or more steadfast, superlative steadfastest or most steadfast)

  1. Fixed or unchanging; steady.
  2. Firmly loyal or constant; unswerving.

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