- fixed in direction; steadily directed: a steadfast gaze.
- firm in purpose, resolution, faith, attachment, etc., as a person: a steadfast friend.
- unwavering, as resolution, faith, adherence, etc.
- firmly established, as an institution or a state of affairs.
- firmly fixed in place or position.
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Related Words for steadfastnessconstancy, faithfulness, correspondence, fealty, exactitude, attachment, closeness, allegiance, loyalty, adhesion, preciseness, precision, adherence, exactness, realism, accuracy, naturalism, verism
Examples from the Web for steadfastness
Contemporary Examples of steadfastness
For the nucleus of the movement, there remains a patience and steadfastness.Far From the Streets, the Bold-Faced Names Rub Shoulders With the Wall Street Occupiers
March 26, 2012
Historical Examples of steadfastness
My fidelity and steadfastness had been guaranteed by her and no one else.The Arrow of Gold
The look with which she met his glance had in it all the steadfastness of awakened womanhood.Glory of Youth
His life is a beautiful example of devout Christian steadfastness.Charles Carleton Coffin
William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
His calmness, his steadfastness in what he believed to be right captured the imagination.Susan B. Anthony
Behind her temporary, rational vagaries there was a quality of steadfastness.Mountain Blood
- (esp of a person's gaze) fixed in intensity or direction; steady
- unwavering or determined in purpose, loyalty, etcsteadfast resolve