Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 11/09/16 Stalwart

Sorry this is late. Last night I worked the election, then this morning, I had to be up at 5:30 am to take a friend to the hospital for surgery. By the time I got home, I crashed and when I work up, I had to do a few hours of outside work before I remembered about this.

Stalwart (adjective, noun)
stalwart [stawl-wert]

1. strongly and stoutly built; sturdy and robust.
2. strong and brave; valiant: a stalwart knight.
3. firm, steadfast, or uncompromising: a stalwart supporter of the U.N.

4. a physically stalwart person.
5. a steadfast or uncompromising partisan: They counted on the party stalwarts for support in the off-year campaigns.

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Origin: 1325-75; Middle English (Scots), variant of stalward, earlier stalwurthe; see stalworth

Stalwart [stawl-wert]

1. a conservative Republican in the 1870s and 1880s, especially one opposed to civil service and other reforms during the administrations of presidents Rutherford B. Hayes and James A. Garfield.

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