[ sted-fast-lee, -fahst-, -fuhst- ]
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  1. in a way that is fixed, steady, or firm:Her eyes remained steadfastly fixed on the fire.The sheriff has steadfastly denied any wrongdoing.

Origin of steadfastly


Other words from steadfastly

  • o·ver·stead·fast·ly, adverb
  • un·stead·fast·ly, adverb

Words Nearby steadfastly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use steadfastly in a sentence

  • She did not struggle, as she lifted her into her lap, but looked steadfastly at her with her soft black eyes.

    Alone | Marion Harland
  • In 1858 a chapel was erected upon the spot, and thus far it has steadfastly maintained its position.

  • She stopped weeping, she made a great effort to control herself, and looked at me steadfastly for a moment.

    The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
  • "Bad man, that Gen. Wheeler," said the Deacon, looking steadfastly out of the window.

  • He had drugged himself steadfastly to be rowdy and here was a lady who talked about Latin and right angles.

    The Boy Grew Older | Heywood Broun