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Synonyms of 'sturdy'

(adjective) 
Definition
(of a person) healthy, strong, and unlikely to tire or become injured
She was a short, sturdy woman in her early sixties.
Synonyms
robust
His robust physique counts for much in the modern game.
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hardy
They grew up to be farmers, round-faced and hardy.
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vigorous
He was a vigorous, handsome young man.
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powerful
a big, powerful man
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athletic
She was tall, with an athletic build.
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muscular
tanned muscular legs
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swole (slang)
tanned muscular legs
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hench (informal)
tanned muscular legs
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stalwart
I was never in any danger with my stalwart bodyguard around me.
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hearty
She was still hearty and strong at 120 years and married a third husband at 92.
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lusty
his lusty singing in the open park
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brawny
Oscar turned out to be a brawny young man.
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thickset
his stout, thickset figure
Opposites
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weakly
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(adjective) 
Definition
(of a piece of furniture, shoes, etc.) strongly built or made
The camera was mounted on a sturdy tripod.
Synonyms
substantial
those fortunate enough to have a fairly substantial property to sell
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solid
I stared up at the square, solid house.
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durable
Fine bone china is strong and durable.
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well-made
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well-built
The suspect is well built, of medium height, and with dark hair.
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built to last
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of athletic
Definition
physically fit or strong
She was tall, with an athletic build.
Synonyms
fit,
swole (slang),
hench (informal),
two-fisted,
husky (informal),
well-proportioned
in the sense of brawny
Oscar turned out to be a brawny young man.
Synonyms
hefty (informal),
husky (informal),
beefy (informal),
well-knit,
thewy
in the sense of durable
Definition
strong and long-lasting
Fine bone china is strong and durable.

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