Definition of sturdy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

sturdy

adjective
ˈstɜːdi
 
; ˈstɜːrdi
 
sturdier, sturdiest
 
1 (of an object) strong and not easily damaged
Synonym
robust
a sturdy pair of bootsa sturdy tableThe vehicle is sturdy enough to withstand rough terrain.
2 (of people and animals, or their bodies) physically strong and healthya man of sturdy buildsturdy legsa sturdy breed of cattle3 not easily influenced or changed by other people
Synonym
firm
, determined
The village has always maintained a sturdy independence.a sturdy defence of the government's position
sturdily
ˈstɜːdɪli
 
; ˈstɜːrdɪli
 
adverbThe boat was sturdily made.a sturdily built young mana sturdily independent community
sturdiness
ˈstɜːdinəs
 
; ˈstɜːrdinəs
 
noun [uncountable]
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