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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 around the 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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