Synonyms for staunch

Grammar : Adj
Spell : stawnch
Phonetic Transcription : stɔntʃ

Top 10 synonyms for staunch Other synonyms for the word staunch

Définition of staunch

Origin :
  • early 15c., "impervious to water," from Old French estanche "firm, watertight," fem. of estanc "dried, exhausted, wearied, vanquished," from Vulgar Latin *stanticare, probably from Latin stans (genitive stantis), present participle of stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Sense of "strong, substantial" first recorded mid-15c.; of persons, "standing firm and true to one's principles" from 1620s.
  • adj resolute, dependable
Example sentences :
  • The staunch old gentleman was still in his trust; had never left it.
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Cities » by Charles Dickens
  • Pee-wee's loyalty was so staunch that he did not even consider the things his aunt had said.
  • Extract from : « Pee-wee Harris » by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Decimus Saxon is staunch, though, and that word shall never be spoken.'
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • There was the corner grocer, too, with whom I pretended to be staunch friends.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • If you ever acted like staunch fellows, you will do so to-day.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • His name was Leroy, and we have his own word for it that he was a staunch patriot.
  • Extract from : « The Historical Nights' Entertainment » by Rafael Sabatini
  • "But he looks like a sansculotte, madame," the staunch fellow warned her.
  • Extract from : « Scaramouche » by Rafael Sabatini
  • He was saying how true and staunch the Irish always showed themselves.'
  • Extract from : « Gerald Fitzgerald » by Charles James Lever
  • He seems to be trying to staunch his sorrow, only he does it by love and service.
  • Extract from : « St. Cuthbert's » by Robert E. Knowles
  • But the blue were staunch and seasoned troops; they reformed, they cheered.
  • Extract from : « The Long Roll » by Mary Johnston

Antonyms for staunch

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