(noun, adjective)


1. having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships

- sturdy young athletes

Similar word(s): robust, hardy, stalwart, stout

2. not making concessions

Similar word(s): hardline, inflexible, uncompromising

3. substantially made or constructed

- sturdy steel shelves

- sturdy canvas

Similar word(s): rugged, tough

Sentences with sturdy as an adjective:

- a sturdy oak tree

- It was a sturdy building, able to withstand strong winds and cold weather.

- The dog was sturdy and could work all day without getting tired.

- a man of sturdy piety or patriotism


1. A disease in sheep and cattle, marked by great nervousness, or by dullness and stupor.