Stalwart is an adjective that means loyal and hardworking.
Our word of the day comes from Middle English and was originally pronounced stalworth. It means possessing loyalty and a great work ethic and can also be used as a noun to refer to a person who has these qualities.
It won’t be easy to find an appropriately stalwart person to take over for our receptionist Sara. People with that kind of commitment and dedication to the job are few and far between.