English version

sturdy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsturdystur‧dy /ˈstɜːdi $ ˈstɜːr-/ ●○○ adjective (comparative sturdier, superlative sturdiest)  1 STRONG OBJECTan object that is sturdy is strong, well-made, and not easily brokensolid That chair doesn’t look very sturdy. sturdy comfortable shoessee thesaurus at strong2 STRONG PERSONsomeone who is sturdy is strong, short, and healthy lookingstocky a sturdy young man sturdy legs3 DETERMINEDdetermined and not easily persuaded to change your opinions They kept up a sturdy opposition to the plan.sturdily adverbsturdiness noun [uncountable]
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sturdya table that was old and sturdyThe digital makeup of the sensor means it is sturdy and fast, yet simple and cheap to produce.He was short and sturdy and when he was on a horse he seemed a part of it.Somewhere the sturdy beggars nursed their wounds and cursed.We have seen shallow, shortlived economic recoveries, sturdy, eight-year booms, temporary slowdowns, and deep depressions.However, the development and deployment of a sturdy handpump has been at the center of many of these projects.a sturdy jawThe ponies used underground were sturdy little animals that came originally from Northern Spain.Mrs Harding herself was thin and frail but her son was a sturdy sixteen-year- old.Before that time, alcohol had been in general use to deaden pain, though some sturdy souls rejected it on principle.Hanging about a foot from attached wall mounts, these sturdy steel bells would grace any garden.sturdy walking shoesMaria was small and sturdy, with dark hair and dark eyes.She was a large, sturdy woman in her mid-fifties.
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