Burliness
Burliness Bur"li*ness (b[^u]r"l[i^]*n[e^]s), n. Quality of being burly. [1913 Webster]

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  • burliness — burly ► ADJECTIVE (burlier, burliest) ▪ (of a person) large and strong. DERIVATIVES burliness noun. ORIGIN probably from an Old English word meaning stately, fit for the bower …   English terms dictionary

  • burliness — noun see burly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • burliness — See burlily. * * * …   Universalium

  • burliness — noun The characteristic of being burly …   Wiktionary

  • burliness — n. huskiness, bulkiness, muscularity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • burliness — bur·li·ness …   English syllables

  • burliness — See: burly …   English dictionary

  • burliness — lēnə̇s, lin noun ( es) : the quality or state of being burly …   Useful english dictionary

  • burly — adjective (burlier; est) Etymology: Middle English Date: 13th century strongly and heavily built ; husky < a burly man > • burlily adverb • burliness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • burly — burlily, adv. burliness, n. /berr lee/, adj., burlier, burliest. 1. large in bodily size; stout; sturdy. 2. bluff; brusque. [1250 1300; ME borli, burli, OE borlice (adv.) excellently, equiv. to bor(a) ruler + lice LY] …   Universalium

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