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
  1. adjective
    having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
    sturdy young athletes”
    synonyms: hardy, stalwart, stout
    sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction
  2. adjective
    substantially made or constructed
    sturdy steel shelves”
    sturdy canvas”
    synonyms: tough
    sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring
  3. adjective
    not making concessions
    synonyms: inflexible, uncompromising
    hard-line, hardline
    firm and uncompromising
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    compromising, conciliatory, flexible
    making or willing to make concessions
    tending to give in or surrender or agree
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