adjective, stout·er, stout·est.
- stout, rex,
Origin of stout
Examples from the Web for stoutly
He and Huffington stoutly deny any trouble, though they confirm that HuffPo has attracted robust outside interest.
But Rose stoutly averred that she would never be seduced; it was marriage or nothing.
Less controversial was the invasion of Afghanistan, but Blair stoutly defends it from criticism.
The assault by sixteen thousand men in 1351 was stoutly opposed, and collapsed suddenly by proffers of peace.The Story of Switzerland|Lina Hug
"Not I," said I stoutly, recovering myself, and holding out my hand.Blindfolded|Earle Ashley Walcott
For his sad-eyed, awkward broncho Cameron professed a deep affection and defended him stoutly against the Inspector's jibes.The Patrol of the Sun Dance Trail|Ralph Connor
The structure was so stoutly and compactly built, that four strong Indians could scarcely move it by their mightiest efforts.Old Mackinaw|W. P. Strickland.
"You're worth any risk," he stoutly retorted, with some part of her own intensity in his voice.They of the High Trails|Hamlin Garland
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.).