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Sturdy meaning

sturdy - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Foolishly obstinate or resolute; stubborn; unrelenting; unfeeling; stern.
  2. 2. Resolute, in a good sense; or firm, unyielding quality; as, a man of sturdy piety or patriotism.
  3. 3. Characterized by physical strength or force; strong; lusty; violent; as, a sturdy lout.
  4. 4. Stiff; stout; strong; as, a sturdy oak.
  5. 5. A disease in sheep and cattle, marked by great nervousness, or by dullness and stupor.
  6. 6. Stout; robust; strong.

sturdy - examples of usage

  1. Music was heard from a distance; a banner was seen advancing up the road, preceded by a rustic band playing something like a march, and followed by a sturdy throng of country lads, the chivalry of a neighbouring and rival village. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. As they looked on French cigarettes with sturdy British contempt, they were not interested in Doggie's purchases. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. It was perhaps half an hour later that Melissy looked up to see the sturdy figure of Morse in the doorway. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
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