STURDY, a. [G., connected with; a stub.] 1. Hardy; stout; foolishly obstinate; implying coarseness or rudeness. This must be done, and I would fain see mortal so sturdy as to gainsay. A sturdy hardened sinner advances to the utmost pitch of impiety with less reluctance than he took the first step. 2. Strong; forcible; lusty; as a sturdy lout. 3. Violent; laid on with strength; as sturdy strokes. 4. Stiff; stout; strong; as a sturdy oak. He was not of a delicate contexture, his limbs rather sturdy than dainty. STURDY, n. A disease in sheep, marked by dullness and stupor.