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stout

adjective

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2 being compact and broad in build and often short in stature
  • the wrestler is stout in build, so he is frequently underestimated by his opponents

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3 feeling or displaying no fear by temperament
  • stout souls who boldly ventured forward, not knowing what kinds of danger they faced

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4 having muscles capable of exerting great physical force
  • covered wagons drawn by stout oxen

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5 not showing weakness or uncertainty
  • a stout defender of women's rights in the third world

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strong, stout, sturdy, stalwart, tough, tenacious mean showing power to resist or to endure. strong may imply power derived from muscular vigor, large size, structural soundness, intellectual or spiritual resources. strong arms the defense has a strong case stout suggests an ability to endure stress, pain, or hard use without giving way. stout hiking boots sturdy implies strength derived from vigorous growth, determination of spirit, solidity of construction. a sturdy table people of sturdy independence stalwart suggests an unshakable dependability. stalwart environmentalists tough implies great firmness and resiliency. a tough political opponent tenacious suggests strength in seizing, retaining, clinging to, or holding together. tenacious farmers clinging to an age-old way of life

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The first known use of stout was in the 14th century

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“Stout.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stout. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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