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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stur·dy /ˈstɝdi/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 stur·dy /ˈstɝdɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stur·dy n.  Vet. A disease in sheep and cattle, marked by great nervousness, or by dullness and stupor.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stur·dy a. [Compar. Sturdier superl. Sturdiest.]
 1. Foolishly obstinate or resolute; stubborn; unrelenting; unfeeling; stern.
 This sturdy marquis gan his hearte dress
 To rue upon her wifely steadfastness.   --Chaucer.
 This must be done, and I would fain see
 Mortal so sturdy as to gainsay.   --Hudibras.
    A sturdy, hardened sinner shall advance to the utmost pitch of impiety with less reluctance than he took the first steps.   --Atterbury.
 2. Resolute, in a good sense; or firm, unyielding quality; as, a man of sturdy piety or patriotism.
 3. Characterized by physical strength or force; strong; lusty; violent; as, a sturdy lout.
    How bowed the woods beneath their sturdy stroke!   --Gray.
 4. Stiff; stout; strong; as, a sturdy oak.
    He was not of any delicate contexture; his limbs rather sturdy than dainty.   --Sir H. Wotton.
 Syn: -- Hardy; stout; strong; firm; robust; stiff.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or
             hardships; "hardy explorers of northern Canada";
             "proud of her tall stalwart son"; "stout seamen";
             "sturdy young athletes" [syn: hardy, stalwart, stout]
      2: substantially made or constructed; "sturdy steel shelves";
         "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some
         plastics are as tough as metal" [syn: tough]
      [also: sturdiest, sturdier]