|Origin:||estourdi 'stupidly brave, stunned', from estourdir 'to stun', from Vulgar Latin exturdire 'to behave like a thrush that has got drunk from eating grapes', from Latin turdus 'thrush'|
stur‧dy comparative sturdier, superlative sturdiest
an object that is sturdy is strong, well-made, and not easily broken [↪ solid]:
That chair doesn't look very sturdy.
sturdy comfortable shoes
someone who is sturdy is strong, short, and healthy looking [↪ stocky]:
a sturdy young man
determined and not easily persuaded to change your opinions:
They kept up a sturdy opposition to the plan.
—sturdiness noun [uncountable]WORD FOCUS: strong
person: tough, muscular, wiry, powerful
thing: tough, sturdy, durable, rugged, heavy-duty, indestructible, well-made, robust
country/organization: powerful, mighty, influential, dominantstrong
➔ See also strong