- loyal, trustworthy, reliable, outstanding
- He's been a staunch supporter of mine through every election.
- 1922, James Joyce , Ulysses Episode 16
- he relished a glass of choice old wine in season as both nourishing and bloodmaking and possessing aperient virtues (notably a good burgundy which he was a staunch believer in)
- dependable, persistent
- Without our staunch front line the enemy would have split the regiment.
- (transitive) To stop the flow of (blood).
- (transitive) To stop, check, or deter an action.
- Somebody's got to staunch those press leaks!
Sabbatarian, airtight, ardent, bigoted, calculable, close, committed, compact, consistent, constant, creedbound, dedicated, dependable, devoted, dogmatic, dustproof, dusttight, evangelical, faithful, faithworthy, fast, firm, firm as Gibraltar, fixed, flinty, fundamentalist, gasproof, gastight, hermetic, hermetically sealed, hidebound, hyperorthodox, immovable, inflexible, infrangible, invincible, liege, lightproof, lighttight, literalist, literalistic, long-lasting, loyal, made of iron, marble-constant, oilproof, oiltight, precisianist, precisianistic, predictable, purist, puristic, puritanical, rainproof, raintight, reliable, resolute, rigid, rugged, sealed, seaworthy, secure, set, settled, shut fast, smokeproof, smoketight, snug, solid, sot, sound, stable, steadfast, steady, steely, stormproof, stormtight, stout, straitlaced, strict, strong, sturdy, substantial, sure, surefire, tested, tight, tough, tried, tried and true, true, true-blue, trusted, trustworthy, trusty, unbending, unbreakable, undeflectable, undeviating, unfailing, unfaltering, unflappable, unflinching, unshaken, unshrinking, unswerving, unwavering, unyielding, water-repellant, waterproof, watertight, well-built, well-constructed, well-founded, well-grounded, well-made, windproof, windtight
- enPR: /stônch/, /stänch/
- Rhymes: -ɔːntʃ
- The translations below need to be checked.
The spelling staunch is more commonly used for the adjective. In contrast, stanch is more commonly used as the spelling of the verb.