Variant of sturdy
- that will not yield or compromise; firm; resolute: sturdy defiance
- physically strong; vigorous; hardy
- strongly built or constructed
Origin: ME, defiant, refractory, hardy from Old French estourdi, stunned, reckless (basic sense “hard to influence or control”) from Vulgar Latin an unverified form exturdire, to be dizzy (? from too much chattering) from Classical Latin ex-, intensive plush turdus, a thrush
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