Definition of sturdy
- sturdy plants
a dog with a strong sturdy build
it took a sturdy person to endure the life of a pioneer
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: strongly made
: strong and healthy
: having or showing mental or emotional strength
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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