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English definition of “sturdy”

sturdy

adjective uk   /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
adverb uk   /-dɪ.li/ us  
We could see the boat was sturdily built/constructed.Physically strong and powerful
sturdiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Fit and healthyPower and intensityEnergy, force and power
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