Of or pertaining to piety, exhibiting piety, devout, godfearing.
loyal, trustworthy, reliable
‘He's been a staunch supporter of mine through every election.’;
Of or pertaining to piety; exhibiting piety; reverential; dutiful; religious; devout; godly.
‘Where was the martial brother's pious care?’;
‘Without our staunch front line the enemy would have split the regiment.’;
Practiced under the pretext of religion; prompted by mistaken piety; as, pious errors; pious frauds.
(transitive) To stop the flow of (blood).
having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity;
(transitive) To stop, check, or deter an action.
‘Somebody's got to staunch those press leaks!’;
‘a god-fearing and law-abiding people’;
See Stanch, Stanchly, etc.
stop the flow of a liquid;
‘staunch the blood flow’; ‘them the tide’;
firm and dependable especially in loyalty;
‘a steadfast ally’; ‘a staunch defender of free speech’; ‘unswerving devotion’; ‘unswerving allegiance’;
very loyal and committed in attitude
‘a staunch Catholic’; ‘a staunch supporter of the anti-nuclear lobby’;
(of a wall) of strong or firm construction
‘these staunch walls could withstand attack by cannon’;
(of a ship) watertight
‘powerful and stanch boats’;
stop or restrict (a flow of blood) from a wound
‘the company did nothing to staunch the tide of rumours’; ‘he staunched the blood with whatever came to hand’;
stop the flow of blood from (a wound).