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STURDY (sturdier, sturdiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sturdy mean? 

STURDY (adjective)
  The adjective STURDY has 3 senses:

1. having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
2. not making concessions
3. substantially made or constructed

  Familiarity information: STURDY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STURDY (adjective)


Sense 1sturdy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships

Synonyms:

hardy; stalwart; sturdy; stout

Context examples:

hardy explorers of northern Canada / proud of her tall stalwart son / stout seamen / sturdy young athletes

Similar:

robust (physically strong)


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Meaning:

Not making concessions

Synonyms:

uncompromising; inflexible; sturdy

Context examples:

took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks / uncompromising honesty

Similar:

hard-line; hardline (firm and uncompromising)


Sense 3sturdy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Substantially made or constructed

Synonyms:

sturdy; tough

Context examples:

sturdy steel shelves / sturdy canvas / a tough all-weather fabric / some plastics are as tough as metal

Similar:

rugged (sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring)


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