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Language: Old English
Origin: stedefæst 'fixed in place'

steadfast

adjective
     
stead‧fast literary
1 faithful and very loyal:
her father's steadfast love for her
2 being certain that you are right about something and refusing to change your opinion in any way
steadfast in
Dr. Faraday remained steadfast in his plea of innocence.
steadfastly adverb
steadfastness noun [uncountable]

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