Pronunciation: (stôl'wurt),[key] —adj. 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.
—n. 1. a physically stalwart person.
2. a steadfast or uncompromising partisan: They counted on the party stalwarts for support in the off-year campaigns.
Pronunciation: (stôl'wurt),[key] —n. a conservative Republican in the 1870s and 1880s, esp. one opposed to civil service and other reforms during the administrations of presidents Rutherford B. Hayes and James A. Garfield.