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English definition of “sturdy”

sturdy

adjective     /ˈstɜː.di/ US  /ˈstɝː-/
physically strong and solid or thick , and therefore unlikely to break or be hurt : sturdy walking boots a sturdy table sturdy little legs Physically strong and powerfulFit and healthy [before noun] literary strong and determined : They put up a sturdy defence of their proposal .Physically strong and powerfulStrong-willed sturdily     /-dɪ.li/ adverb We could see the boat was sturdily built / constructed .Physically strong and powerful sturdiness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Fit and healthyPower and intensityEnergy, force and power
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