- 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 unsteadfastroving, portable, liquid, itinerant, fluid, free, migrant, peripatetic, ambulatory, wandering, locomotive, motile, flying, running, going, roaming, walking, progressing, traversing, advancing
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Historical Examples of unsteadfast
The glances that he fixed upon me were unsteadfast and wild.Arthur Mervyn
Charles Brockden Brown
Morton translates false reckoning, which hardly comes under the head of unsteadfast belief; fals takynges P.
The people he had led thither were mere children, rendered dependent and unsteadfast by their long period of servitude.
Some old tales evince it in the unsteadfast purpose of the narrative, the hero quite forgetting the initial motive of his action.
Black-coloured the unsteadfast comrade; white the man whose thoughts keep troth.
- (esp of a person's gaze) fixed in intensity or direction; steady
- unwavering or determined in purpose, loyalty, etcsteadfast resolve