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Synonyms of sturdy in English:


  • 1 the boy had grown sturdy and handsome
    strapping, well built, well made, muscular, athletic, strong, hefty, brawny, powerfully built, powerful, solidly built, solid, burly, stocky, thickset, rugged, substantial, robust, vigorous, tough, hardy, mighty, lusty, Herculean;
    fit, able-bodied, healthy, in good health, hale and hearty, hearty, hale, in good shape, in good condition, sound, sound in body and limb
    North American informal buff
    US informal jacked
    dated stalwart
    literary thewy, stark
    [Antonyms] puny, frail
  • 2 the boat was small but it was sturdy
    robust, strong, strongly made, well built, well made, solid, substantial, stout, sound, serviceable, stable;
    tough, resilient, durable, long-lasting, built to last, hard-wearing, imperishable, indestructible, resistant
    dated staunch
    [Antonyms] weak, ramshackle
  • 3 nature is offering a sturdy resistance to man
    vigorous, strong, stalwart, firm, determined, resolute, tenacious, staunch, steadfast, unyielding, unwavering, uncompromising
    [Antonyms] weak
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