Describe something that is firmly constructed or strongly made as sturdy. That house you built was not sturdy at all. It blew down in the last wind storm. Fortunately, it was only a dog house and the dog wasn't in it.

Physical strength and robust health can also be described as sturdy. Your grandmother is pushing 80, but she is still pretty sturdy if she can beat you at tennis. The adjective sturdy can also describe something (or someone) determined, firm, stalwart, and steady. Hopefully, you and your siblings have a sturdy relationship, so you can withstand all the bickering over who gets to ride shotgun in the car.

Definitions of sturdy

adj having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships

sturdy young athletes”
hardy, stalwart, stout
sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction

adj substantially made or constructed

sturdy steel shelves”
sturdy canvas”
sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring

adj not making concessions

inflexible, uncompromising
hard-line, hardline
firm and uncompromising
compromising, conciliatory, flexible
making or willing to make concessions
tending to give in or surrender or agree
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