AskDefine | Define stalwart

Dictionary Definition

stalwart adj
1 having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; "hardy explorers of northern Canada"; "proud of her tall stalwart son"; "stout seamen"; "sturdy young athletes" [syn: hardy, stout, sturdy]
2 dependable; "the stalwart citizens at Lexington"; "a stalwart supporter of the UN"; "stout hearts" [syn: stout]
3 used especially of persons; "a stalwart knight"; "a stouthearted fellow who had an active career in the army" [syn: stouthearted] n : a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt) [syn: loyalist]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a UK /ˈstɔːlwət/, /"stO:lw@t/
  • a US , /ˈstɑlwɚt/, /"stAlw@`t/


  1. Firmly built.
    • 2002 November 10, Aaron Ehasz, “Crimes of the Hot”, Futurama, season 5, episode 1, Fox Broadcasting Company
      Morbo: Direct your attention now to the African turtles seen here migrating.... Morbo wishes these stalwart nomads peace
  2. Courageous.



firmly built


  1. one who has a strong build
  2. one who firmly supports a cause


one who has a strong build
one who firmly supports a cause

Extensive Definition

Stalwart is an adjective synonymous with "strong".
Stalwart may also refer to:

Relating to people

  • Stalwart (politics), member of the most patronage-oriented faction of the United States Republican Party in the late 19th century
  • Stalwart Women, a biographical book of American pioneer women

Ships and military vehicles

Other uses

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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