Staunch - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |stɔːntʃ|  American pronunciation of the word staunch
Brit.  |stɔːn(t)ʃ|  British pronunciation of the word staunch


- stop the flow of a liquid (syn: halt, stanch, stem)
staunch the blood flow


- firm and dependable especially in loyalty (syn: steadfast, unswerving)
a staunch defender of free speech

Extra examples

She is a staunch advocate of women's rights.

He's a staunch believer in the value of regular exercise.

I'm one of his staunchest supporters.

Those who ought to have been staunch have fallen away.

Their devotion to their sovereign is staunch.

The wall of the tower is still staunch and strong.

He used a rag to staunch the flow of blood.

...a staunch nationalist who favored any policy that would give the country more power in the international arena...

...a staunch supporter of grammatical traditionalism, my English teacher didn't care what the experts in linguistics said...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: staunch
he/she/it: staunches
present participle: staunching
past tense: staunched
past participle: staunched
comparative: stauncher
superlative: staunchest
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