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Adjective: sturdy (sturdier,sturdiest)  stur-dee
  1. Having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
    "sturdy young athletes";
    - hardy, stalwart, stout
  2. Substantially made or constructed
    "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas";
    - tough
  3. Not making concessions
    "took a sturdy stance in the peace talks";
    - uncompromising, inflexible, down-the-line [informal]

Derived forms: sturdier, sturdiest

See also: hardline, hard-line, robust, rugged

Encyclopedia: Sturdy, Robert