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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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
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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:
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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
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sturdy

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

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

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

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

a. fuerte, vigoroso-a.
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If he had been independent, this matter of a patient's treatment and the distinct rule that he must do or see done that which he believed best for the life committed to him, would have been the point on which he would have been the sturdiest. As it was, he had rested in the consideration that disobedience to his orders, however it might have arisen, could not be considered a crime, that in the dominant opinion obedience to his orders was just as likely to be fatal, and that the affair was simply one of etiquette.
But, happy Sissy's happy children loving her; all children loving her; she, grown learned in childish lore; thinking no innocent and pretty fancy ever to be despised; trying hard to know her humbler fellow-creatures, and to beautify their lives of machinery and reality with those imaginative graces and delights, without which the heart of infancy will wither up, the sturdiest physical manhood will be morally stark death, and the plainest national prosperity figures can show, will be the Writing on the Wall, - she holding this course as part of no fantastic vow, or bond, or brotherhood, or sisterhood, or pledge, or covenant, or fancy dress, or fancy fair; but simply as a duty to be done, - did Louisa see these things of herself?
He selected fifty of the sturdiest warriors of his tribe, choosing only men who seemed anxious to accompany him on the arduous march, and share the dangers of a new and hostile country.
He was then the heartiest and sturdiest boy in the world, and he is now the heartiest and sturdiest man.
And either tropic now 'Gan thunder, and both ends of heaven; the clouds From many a horrid rift abortive poured Fierce rain with lightning mixed, water with fire, In ruin reconciled; nor slept the winds Within their stony caves, but rushed abroad From the four hinges of the world, and fell On the vexed wilderness, whose tallest pines, Though rooted deep as high, and sturdiest oaks, Bowed their stiff necks, loaden with stormy blasts, Or torn up sheer.
I am naturally no hermit, but might possibly sit out the sturdiest frequenter of the bar-room, if my business called me thither.
But the sturdiest offender of your peace and of the neighborhood, if you rip up his claims, is as thin and timid as any, and the peace of society is often kept, because, as children say, one is afraid, and the other dares not.
The toast was scarcely drunk with all honour to Tim Linkinwater, when the sturdiest and jolliest subordinate elbowed himself a little in advance of his fellows, and exhibiting a very hot and flushed countenance, pulled a single lock of grey hair in the middle of his forehead as a respectful salute to the company, and delivered himself as follows--rubbing the palms of his hands very hard on a blue cotton handkerchief as he did so:
Nancy Ing was the sturdiest pillar of the Taipei Chinese PEN, the writers organization.
The biggest and sturdiest of curtains that the prince brought down was the ban on women driving in the kingdom, a ban that set it apart from all nations in the world.
In addition to being impassable for bicyclists, muddy roads were cumbersome for even the sturdiest Model Ts to navigate.
Banchero hasn't been the sturdiest guy on Alaska's roster and the Aces are bracing for a whirlwind stretch that continues Wednesday when they battle dangerous NorthPort at 4:30 p.m.