• (British) IPA: /ˈstɜːdi/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈstɜrdi/

sturdy (comparative sturdier, superlative sturdiest)

  1. Of firm build; stiff; stout; strong.
    a sturdy oak tree
    • He was not of any delicate contexture; his limbs rather sturdy than dainty.
  2. Solid in structure or person.
    It was a sturdy building, able to withstand strong winds and cold weather.
    The dog was sturdy and could work all day without getting tired.
  3. (obsolete) Foolishly obstinate or resolute; stubborn.
    • This must be done, and I would fain see / Mortal so sturdy as to gainsay.
    • A sturdy, hardened sinner shall advance to the utmost pitch of impiety with less reluctance than he took the first steps.
  4. Resolute, in a good sense; or firm, unyielding quality.
    a man of sturdy piety or patriotism
Synonyms Translations Translations Noun

sturdy (uncountable)

  1. A disease in sheep and cattle, caused by a tapeworm and marked by great nervousness or by dullness and stupor.
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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