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stur·dy

 (stûr′dē)
adj. stur·di·er, stur·di·est
1. Having or showing rugged physical strength or robust health: a sturdy lifeguard; a sturdy build.
2. Substantially made or built; able to withstand stress or rough use: a sturdy ladder; sturdy boots.
3. Marked by resoluteness or determination; firm: sturdy resistance.
n.
See gid.

[Middle English, fierce, valiant, disobedient, strong, from Old French estourdi, dazed, reckless, from past participle of estourdir, to stun, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *exturdīre, to be or act drunk like a thrush that has eaten fermented grapes or berries : Latin ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + Latin turdus, thrush.]

stur′di·ly adv.
stur′di·ness n.

sturdy

(ˈstɜːdɪ)
adj, -dier or -diest
1. healthy, strong, and vigorous
2. strongly built; stalwart
[C13 (in the sense: rash, harsh): from Old French estordi dazed, from estordir to stun, perhaps ultimately related to Latin turdus a thrush (taken as representing drunkenness)]
ˈsturdily adv
ˈsturdiness n

sturdy

(ˈstɜːdɪ)
n
1. (Veterinary Science) vet science another name for staggers, gid
2. (Veterinary Science) vet science another name for staggers, gid
[C17: from sturdy1 (in the obsolete sense: giddy)]
ˈsturdied adj

stur•dy

(ˈstɜr di)

adj. -di•er, -di•est.
1. strongly built; robust; hardy.
2. strong, as in substance, construction, or texture: a sturdy table.
3. firm; courageous; indomitable: the sturdy defenders of the fort.
4. of strong or hardy growth, as a plant.
[1250–1300; < Old French estourdi dazed, violent, past participle of estourdir to stun < Vulgar Latin *exturdīre = Latin ex- ex-1 + *-turdīre, appar. derivative of Latin turdus thrush1 (Vulgar Latin: simpleton; compare Italian tordo thrush, simpleton)]
stur′di•ly, adv.
stur′di•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sturdy - having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; "hardy explorers of northern Canada"; "proud of her tall stalwart son"; "stout seamen"; "sturdy young athletes"
robust - sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"
2.sturdy - not making concessionssturdy - not making concessions; "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"; "uncompromising honesty"
3.sturdy - substantially made or constructedsturdy - substantially made or constructed; "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal"
rugged - sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"

sturdy

adjective
1. robust, hardy, vigorous, powerful, athletic, muscular, stalwart, staunch, hearty, lusty, brawny, thickset She was a short, sturdy woman in her early sixties.
robust weak, feeble, puny, weakly, skinny, infirm
2. substantial, secure, solid, durable, well-made, well-built, built to last The camera was mounted on a sturdy tripod.
substantial frail, flimsy, rickety, unsubstantial

sturdy

adjective
1. Characterized by marked muscular development; powerfully built:
2. Capable of exerting considerable effort or of withstanding considerable stress or hardship:
3. Not easily moved or shaken:
Translations
قَوي وَسَليم الجِسْمقوي، مَتين، مَصنوع جَيِّدا
masívnístatný
solidstærk
jykevätukevavankka
čvrstkrupanmetiljsnažan
masszív
sterkbyggîursterkur, sterklegur
tvirtai suręstas
izturīgspamatīgsspēcīgsstiprsveselīgs
dayanıklıgüçlü kuvetli

sturdy

[ˈstɜːdɪ] ADJ (sturdier (compar) (sturdiest (superl)))
1. [person, tree] → robusto, fuerte; [boat, material] → fuerte; [table, furniture] → sólido
2. (fig) [supporter, refusal] → enérgico, firme; [resistance] → tenaz
sturdy independenceespíritu m fuerte de independencia

sturdy

[ˈstɜːrdi] adj [person, build, legs, table, chair] → robuste

sturdy

adj (+er)
person, body, plantkräftig, stämmig; materialrobust; building, ship, carstabil; sturdy shoesfestes Schuhwerk nt
(fig) oppositionunerschütterlich, standhaft

sturdy

[ˈstɜːdɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person, tree) → robusto/a, forte; (boat, material) → resistente, solido/a (fig) (supporter) → accanito/a; (refusal) → risoluto/a

sturdy

(ˈstəːdi) adjective
1. strong and healthy. He is small but sturdy.
2. firm and well-made. sturdy furniture.
ˈsturdily adverb
ˈsturdiness noun

sturdy

a. fuerte, vigoroso-a.
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Many of the graves were sunken, from others grew sturdy pines, whose roots had committed unspeakable sin.
Strong, half-naked Indian paddlers were in charge of the canoes which were of sturdy construction and light draft, since the river, like most tropical streams, was of uncertain depths, choked here and there with sand bars or tropical growths.
Romance had begun to stir in her long sleep, for six years before sturdy baby Walter was born, Bishop Percy had published a book called Reliques of Ancient English Poetry.
The two other men who had escaped so far with me were a man named Helmar, a passenger like myself, and a seaman whose name I don't know,-- a short sturdy man, with a stammer.
Pontellier's two children were there sturdy little fellows of four and five.
It suggests country laps and country breasts, with sturdy country babes greedy for the warm white milk, and it seems dyed in country blushes.
Grandfather smiled at the idea of Charley's sturdy little figure in such a grotesque caparison.
John Reed, the sturdy Hibernian, was to undertake the Snake River country, accompanied by Pierre Dorion and Pierre Delaunay, as hunters, and Francis Landry, Jean Baptiste Turcotte, Andre la Chapelle, and Gilles le Clerc, Canadian voyageurs.
The shouting of Balaga and of the sturdy young fellow seated on the box was all that could be heard.
An occasional party of sailors from a war-ship, their faces pictures of sturdy health, spent the earlier hours of the evening at the small round tables.
The swords flashed in the rays of the declining sun and then met with a clash that would have shivered less sturdy weapons or disarmed less sturdy wielders.
I fain would not miss the sight, for I have come from afar to see so sturdy a rogue hanged.