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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.sturdily - in a sturdy manner; "feet sturdily apart"
Translations
بِقُوَّه ومَتانَه
pevně
életerõsen
sterklega

sturdily

[ˈstɜːdɪlɪ] ADV
1. sturdily built [house] → de construcción sólida; [person] → robusto; [furniture] → sólido
2. (= stoically) [say] → firmemente, enérgicamente; [oppose] → enérgicamente, tenazmente

sturdily

[ˈstɜːrdɪli] adv [built, constructed] → solidement

sturdily

adv
stabil; sturdily built (person)kräftig or stämmig gebaut; chair, ship etcstabil gebaut
(fig)unerschütterlich, standhaft; sayresolut, bestimmt; independentunerschütterlich

sturdily

[ˈstɜːdɪlɪ] adv (built, supported) → solidamente (fig) (refuse) → energicamente, risolutamente

sturdy

(ˈstəːdi) adjective
1. strong and healthy. He is small but sturdy.
2. firm and well-made. sturdy furniture.
ˈsturdily adverb
ˈsturdiness noun
References in classic literature ?
Another was walking sturdily by himself but without his musket, groaning aloud and swinging his arm which had just been hurt, while blood from it was streaming over his greatcoat as from a bottle.
Pacifique strode sturdily on along the red lane, whistling.
Steadily, sturdily, almost insolently, he had thrust his way through to the front ranks.
They battered at it sturdily, but the door was a solid one.
In his right fist he held a great piece of brown crust at which he munched sturdily, and every now and then he thrust his left hand into the pie and drew it forth full of meat; anon he would take a mighty pull at a great bottle of Malmsey that lay beside him.
A tumblebug came next, heaving sturdily at its ball, and Tom touched the creature, to see it shut its legs against its body and pretend to be dead.
Of three hundred that remained alive not one was taken unwounded, a clear and manifest proof of their gallantry and resolution, and how sturdily they had defended themselves and held their post.
The beggar stood sturdily in his tracks contenting himself with beating off the attack.
Then let him rise before daylight, button his greatcoat, muffle up his ears, and stride with the departing caravan a mile or two, to see how sturdily they make head against the blast.
He's none of ME, even as I MIGHT have been," Brydon sturdily declared.
The doctor and Kennedy kept watch by turns, and Joe availed himself of the chance to sleep most sturdily for twenty-four hours at a stretch.
Sturdily holding to their own opinions, they thought incessant repetitions of Saints, Martyrs, and Holy Families, monotonous and uninteresting--and said so.