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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (3)

1. having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships;
- Example: "hardy explorers of northern Canada"
- Example: "proud of her tall stalwart son"
- Example: "stout seamen"
- Example: "sturdy young athletes"
[syn: hardy, stalwart, stout, sturdy]

2. not making concessions;
- Example: "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"
- Example: "uncompromising honesty"
[syn: uncompromising, sturdy, inflexible]

3. substantially made or constructed;
- Example: "sturdy steel shelves"
- Example: "sturdy canvas"
- Example: "a tough all-weather fabric"
- Example: "some plastics are as tough as metal"
[syn: sturdy, tough]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sturdy \Stur"dy\, n. [OF. estourdi giddiness, stupefaction.] (Vet.) A disease in sheep and cattle, marked by great nervousness, or by dullness and stupor. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sturdy \Stur"dy\, a. [Compar. Sturdier; superl. Sturdiest.] [OE. sturdi inconsiderable, OF. estourdi stunned, giddy, thoughtless, rash, F. ['e]tourdi, p. p. of OF. estourdir to stun, to render giddy, to amaze, F. ['e]tourdir; of uncertain origin. The sense has probably been influenced by E. stout.] 1. Foolishly obstinate or resolute; stubborn; unrelenting; unfeeling; stern. [1913 Webster] This sturdy marquis gan his hearte dress To rue upon her wifely steadfastness. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] This must be done, and I would fain see Mortal so sturdy as to gainsay. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster] A sturdy, hardened sinner shall advance to the utmost pitch of impiety with less reluctance than he took the first steps. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] 2. Resolute, in a good sense; or firm, unyielding quality; as, a man of sturdy piety or patriotism. [1913 Webster] 3. Characterized by physical strength or force; strong; lusty; violent; as, a sturdy lout. [1913 Webster] How bowed the woods beneath their sturdy stroke! --Gray. [1913 Webster] 4. Stiff; stout; strong; as, a sturdy oak. --Milton. [1913 Webster] He was not of any delicate contexture; his limbs rather sturdy than dainty. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] Syn: Hardy; stout; strong; firm; robust; stiff. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sturdy adj 1: having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; "hardy explorers of northern Canada"; "proud of her tall stalwart son"; "stout seamen"; "sturdy young athletes" [syn: hardy, stalwart, stout, sturdy] 2: not making concessions; "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"; "uncompromising honesty" [syn: uncompromising, sturdy, inflexible] [ant: compromising, conciliatory, flexible] 3: substantially made or constructed; "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal" [syn: sturdy, tough]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

83 Moby Thesaurus words for "sturdy": adamantine, athletic, beefy, bouncing, brawny, bulky, burly, dense, determined, doughty, durable, enduring, firm, firm as Gibraltar, flush, forceful, forcible, forcy, full-blooded, full-strength, gutsy, gutty, hale, hale and hearty, hard, hard as nails, hardy, hearty, heavy, hefty, husky, indomitable, infrangible, iron-hard, lasting, lusty, made of iron, massive, mighty, muscular, nervy, obstinate, potent, powerful, puissant, red-blooded, resolute, rigid, robust, robustious, robustuous, rude, rugged, solid, sound, stable, stalwart, staunch, steadfast, steady, steely, stout, strapping, strong, strong as brandy, strong as strong, strong-willed, substantial, tenacious, tough, unbreakable, uncompromising, unfaltering, unswerving, unwavering, unyielding, vigorous, vital, well-built, well-constructed, well-founded, well-grounded, well-made