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sturdy

Pronunciation: /ˈstɜːrdi; ˈstɜːdi/

Translation of sturdy in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-dier, -diest)

  • 1.1 (robust) [build/legs/figure] robusto, macizo; [furniture/bicycle] sólido y resistente; [fabric] fuerte, resistente she comes from sturdy peasant stock es de una familia de campesinos fuertes y robustos
    Example sentences
    • Already slender, he will lose five more pounds, a task made difficult by his sturdy skier's physique.
    • Aidan was five, a sturdy boy with chubby arms and legs.
    • The most magical things about Matthew Bugg's balletic Ariel are the flying effects; his sturdy body never quite fits his name.
    Example sentences
    • It was a nice one, made from strong wood and thatch, sturdy enough to withstand an Avalon hurricane, even with its second story.
    • My only concern is whether the binding is sturdy enough to withstand the amount of use that this book is most likely to experience.
    • The boat had to be sturdy enough to withstand 40 days and nights of rain.
    1.2 (determined) [resistance/opposition] férreo, tenaz, inquebrantable
    Example sentences
    • In my case it was Barnacarroll and there was no moaning about the walk just a sturdy determination to get on with it and be there for the great occasion.
    • Because of her sturdy intellectual independence and integrity, Ravitch exempts no sect, ideology, or school from failure and folly.
    • Is this the party of enterprise, of self-help, of sturdy independence?

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