(adjective, verb)


1. firm and dependable especially in loyalty

- a staunch defender of free speech

Similar word(s): constant, steadfast, unswerving

Sentences with staunch as an adjective:

- He's been a staunch supporter of mine through every election.

- Without our staunch front line the enemy would have split the regiment.


1. stop the flow of a liquid

- staunch the blood flow

Similar word(s): halt, stanch, stem

Definition categories: change, check

Sentences with staunch as a verb:

- Somebody's got to staunch those press leaks!