stoutly

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English stoutely, stouteliche, stoutliche, equivalent to stout +‎ -ly.

Adverb[edit]

stoutly (comparative more stoutly, superlative most stoutly)

  1. In a stout manner; lustily; boldly; obstinately.
    He stoutly defended himself.
  2. Of stout build.
    • 1870, Transactions of the Pathological Society of London
      He was a stoutly-built and thickly-set man, about the average height, with all the ordinary symptoms of paralysis []

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