Stal"wart (?), Stal"worth (?), a. [OE. stalworth, AS. staelwyr[eth] serviceable, probably originally, good at stealing, or worth stealing or taking, and afterwards extended to other causes of estimation. See Steal, v. t., Worth, a.]

Brave; bold; strong; redoubted; daring; vehement; violent.

"A stalwart tiller of the soil."

Prof. Wilson.

Fair man be was and wise, stalworth and bold.

R. of Brunne.

Stalworth is now disused, or but little used, stalwart having taken its place.

 

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