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sturdy

stur·dy

sturdy

 
 
pronunciation:
stuhr di
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: sturdier, sturdiest
definition 1: strong, hardy, or robust, as a person, tree, or house.
He's nearly eighty-six now, but he's still pretty sturdy.Sturdy beams held up the roof.Some of the more sturdy houses withstood the hurricane.
synonyms:
hardy, hearty, mighty, robust, rugged, solid, stout, strong, substantial
antonyms:
decrepit, delicate, flimsy, frail, puny, weak
similar words:
burly, durable, lusty, muscular, powerful, sound, stable, stalwart, staunch, strapping, tough, vigorous
definition 2: determined or stalwart.
He felt a sturdy loyalty to his comrades.She developed a sturdy confidence in herself.
synonyms:
determined, firm, resolute, stalwart, steadfast, stout, stout-hearted, valiant
antonyms:
weak
similar words:
brave, courageous, doughty, gallant, gritty, solid, stable
definition 3: hearty.
She's had a sturdy appetite since leaving the hospital.
synonyms:
hearty, robust
antonyms:
meager
similar words:
substantial, vigorous
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derivations: sturdily (adv.), sturdiness (n.)
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