adjective, stout·er, stout·est.
Origin of stout
Related Words for stoutlyeagerly, fearlessly, courageously, brazenly, heavily, fully, vigorously, firmly, greatly, steadily, heartily, energetically, resolutely, robustly, staunchly, actively, solidly, passionately, forcefully, quickly
Examples from the Web for stoutly
Contemporary Examples of stoutly
He and Huffington stoutly deny any trouble, though they confirm that HuffPo has attracted robust outside interest.Is Tim Armstrong the Lazarus of Aol.?
December 23, 2013
But Rose stoutly averred that she would never be seduced; it was marriage or nothing.A Real-Life ‘Downton Abbey’ Affair
January 13, 2013
Less controversial was the invasion of Afghanistan, but Blair stoutly defends it from criticism.11 Revelations From Blair's Memoir
The Daily Beast
September 1, 2010
Historical Examples of stoutly
"Well, it's what we call the truth anyway," John stoutly retorted.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Farewell, my best disputant More, and stoutly defend your Moriae.The Praise of Folly
I stoutly denied it, but things only went from bad to worse.The Harbor
"If others can, we ought to be able to make it," Merritt said stoutly.The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields
Lieut. Howard Payson
"She would," averred Barry stoutly, over the twinge of an inner qualm.The Innocent Adventuress
Mary Hastings Bradley
Word Origin for stout
c.1300, "proud, valiant, strong," from Old French estout "brave, fierce, proud," earlier estolt "strong," from West Germanic *stult- "proud, stately" (cf. Middle Low German stolt "stately, proud," German stolz "proud, haughty, arrogant, stately"), from PIE root *stel- "to put, stand" (see stall (n.1)). Meaning "strong in body, powerfully built" is attested from late 14c., but has been displaced by the (often euphemistic) meaning "thick-bodied, fat and large," which is first recorded 1804. Original sense preserved in stout-hearted (1550s).
"strong, dark-brown beer," 1670s, from stout (adj.).