Associations to the word «Sturdy»


STURDY, adjective. Of firm build; stiff; stout; strong.
STURDY, adjective. Solid in structure or person.
STURDY, adjective. (obsolete) Foolishly obstinate or resolute; stubborn.
STURDY, adjective. Resolute, in a good sense; or firm, unyielding quality.
STURDY, noun. A disease in sheep and cattle, marked by great nervousness, or by dullness and stupor.

Dictionary definition

STURDY, adjective. 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".
STURDY, adjective. Not making concessions; "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"; "uncompromising honesty".
STURDY, adjective. Substantially made or constructed; "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope