Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin durare 'to continue in existence'


1 staying in good condition for a long time, even if used a lot [= hardwearing]:
Wood is a durable material.
2 continuing for a long time:
His poetry has proved durable.
durably adverb
durability noun [uncountable]
consumer durablesWORD FOCUS: strong WORD FOCUS: strong
person: tough, muscular, wiry, powerful

thing: tough, sturdy, durable, rugged, heavy-duty, indestructible, well-made, robust

country/organization: powerful, mighty, influential, dominant

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