Sturdy

Definition of Sturdy

Stur´dy
a.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.
n.1.(Vet.) A disease in sheep and cattle, marked by great nervousness, or by dullness and stupor.

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