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Definition of sturdy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (sturdier, sturdiest)
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  1. 1(of an object) strong and not easily damaged synonym robust a sturdy pair of boots a sturdy table The vehicle is sturdy enough to withstand rough terrain.
  2. 2(of people and animals, or their bodies) physically strong and healthy a man of sturdy build sturdy legs a sturdy breed of cattle
  3. 3not easily influenced or changed by other people synonym firm, determined The town has always maintained a sturdy independence. a sturdy defense of the government's position
adverb The boat was sturdily made. a sturdily built young man a sturdily independent community
noun [uncountable]
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