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Definition of "sturdy" []

  • Having or showing rugged physical strength. (adjective)
  • Substantially made or built; stout: sturdy canvas. (adjective)
  • Marked by resoluteness or determination; firm: sturdy resistance. (adjective)
  • Vigorous or robust. (adjective)
  • See gid. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sturdy" in a sentence
  • "The Sartorialist and her legs were described as "sturdy" -- this caused general online outrage because of the choice of word, but also because after spending a while working in the industry, Schuman's perspective on the female body is clearly tainted."
  • "It's simply a gathered straight skirt in sturdy denim, but I bought denim that had a border of embroidered flowers."
  • "With more than 4,150 Filipinos riding out the typhoon in sturdy school buildings, town halls, churches and relatives 'homes, roads in and out of coastal Isabela province, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) northeast of Manila, were deserted and blocked by collapsed trees, power lines and debris."