Stead"fast (?), a. [Stead + fast, that is, fast in place.] [Written also stedfast.]

1.

Firmly fixed or established; fast fixed; firm.

"This steadfast globe of earth."

Spenser.

2.

Not fickle or wavering; constant; firm; resolute; unswerving; steady.

"Steadfast eye."

Shak.

Abide steadfast unto him [thy neighbor] in the time of his trouble. Ecclus. xxii. 23.

Whom resist steadfast in the faith. 1 Pet. v. 9.

 

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