Definition of Sturdy

1. Adjective. Having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships. "Sturdy young athletes"

Exact synonyms: Hardy, Stalwart, Stout
Similar to: Robust
Derivative terms: Hardiness, Stoutness, Sturdiness

2. Adjective. Not making concessions. "Uncompromising honesty"
Exact synonyms: Inflexible, Uncompromising
Similar to: Hard-line, Hardline
Derivative terms: Inflexibility, Sturdiness
Antonyms: Compromising

3. Adjective. Substantially made or constructed. "Some plastics are as tough as metal"
Exact synonyms: Tough
Similar to: Rugged
Derivative terms: Sturdiness

Definition of Sturdy

1. a. Foolishly obstinate or resolute; stubborn; unrelenting; unfeeling; stern.

2. n. A disease in sheep and cattle, marked by great nervousness, or by dullness and stupor.

Definition of Sturdy

1. Adjective. of firm build ¹

2. Adjective. solid in structure or person ¹

3. Noun. A disease in sheep and cattle, marked by great nervousness, or by dullness and stupor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sturdy

1. strong and durable [adj -DIER, -DIEST] : STURDILY [adv] / a disease of sheep [n -DIES] : STURDIED [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sturdy

stupour
stuprate
stuprated
stuprates
stupration
stuprations
stuprous
stur
sture
sturgeon
sturgeonlike
sturgeons
sturionian
sturionians
sturm and drang
sturmanite
sturmer
sturmers
sturnine
sturnoid
sturnuses
sturt

Literary usage of Sturdy

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Some beat them coates of brasse, or sturdy breastplate So trete a sturdy wyne that It shal ... A nation proud of its sturdy justice and plain good sense. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"99 sturdy. (1) The same as Giddy (2). (2) Sulky and obstinate. North. STURE. ... Inflexible ; sturdy. South. STURT. (1) Disturbance; annoyance. ..."

3. A History of the English Poor Law: In Connection with the State of the by George Nicholls, Thomas Mackay (1898)
"... of the poor —Bate in aid—Liability of parents and children—Rogues, vagabonds and sturdy beggars—Scotch and Irish vagrants—Shipwrecked mariners, etc. ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"Vines, who was a sturdy royalist, died in Barbados on 19 April 1651. Vines was married and left a daughter, who married one ..."

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