staunchness – loyalty in the face of trouble and difficulty
From the word staunch
|staunch 1 (stônch, stänch) also stanch (stônch, stänch, stnch)
adj. staunch·er also stanch·er, staunch·est also stanch·est
1. Firm and steadfast; true. See Synonyms at faithful.
2. Having a strong or substantial construction or constitution.
[Middle English staunche, from Anglo-Norman estaunche, from estaunchier, to stanch, variant of Old French estanchier; see stanch1.]
Usage Note: Staunch is more common than stanch as the spelling of the adjective. Stanch is more common than staunch as the spelling of the verb.
|staunch 2 (stônch, stänch)|