Antonyms of adj sturdy

3 senses of sturdy

Sense 1
hardy, stalwart, stout, sturdy -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA robust) -> frail -- (physically weak; "an invalid's frail body")

Sense 2
uncompromising (vs. compromising), sturdy, inflexible -- (not making concessions; "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"; "uncompromising honesty")


Sense 3
sturdy, tough -- (substantially made or constructed; "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal")

INDIRECT (VIA rugged) -> delicate -- (exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly")

Similarity of adj sturdy

3 senses of sturdy

Sense 1
hardy, stalwart, stout, sturdy -- (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")
       => robust (vs. frail) -- (sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial")

Sense 2
uncompromising (vs. compromising), sturdy, inflexible -- (not making concessions; "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"; "uncompromising honesty")
       => hard-line, hardline -- (firm and uncompromising; "a hard-line policy")

Sense 3
sturdy, tough -- (substantially made or constructed; "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal")
       => rugged (vs. delicate) -- (sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture")

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