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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 legsPhysically 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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