Staunch and Stanch: Commonly Confused Words
September 21, 2017
It’s time for another pair of commonly confused words! Staunch and stanch sound alike but are spelled slightly different. And their meanings are not related at all. Take a look at these words.
Staunch: an adjective meaning faithful, steadfast, loyal
Stanch: a verb meaning to stop or constrict the flow of something, usually blood
Their Usage And Some Examples
He was a staunch fan of DC Comics. She preferred Marvel. Everyone was surprised when they started dating.
She tried to stanch the blood from the wound while waiting for the ambulance.
Staunch has experienced a little variety over the years, but stanch has remained the same.