adjective (brawnier; -est) Date: 1581 1. muscular; also strong, powerful 2. being swollen and hard <
a brawny infected foot
brawnily adverbbrawniness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Brawny — Brawn y, a. Having large, strong muscles; muscular; fleshy; strong. Brawny limbs. W. Irving. [1913 Webster] Syn: Muscular; fleshy; strong; bulky; sinewy; athletic; stalwart; powerful; robust. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brawny — may refer to:*a US brand of paper towel rolls [] *a type of body image ( is the adjective to ) …   Wikipedia

  • brawny — index powerful, strong Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • brawny — (adj.) 1590s, characterized by muscle, from BRAWN (Cf. brawn) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • brawny — *muscular, burly, husky, sinewy, athletic Analogous words: stalwart, *strong, sturdy, stout, tough: *fleshy Antonyms: scrawny Contrasted words: lanky, lank, gaunt, rawboned, *lean, spare, skinny: *thin, slende …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • brawny — [adj] muscular, strong able bodied, athletic, beefy, bulky, burly, fleshy, hardy, hefty, husky, powerful, robust, sinewy, stalwart, strapping, sturdy, thewy, tough, vigorous, vital; concepts 485,489 Ant. frail, skinny, slight, thin, weak …   New thesaurus

  • brawny — [brônē] adj. brawnier, brawniest [< BRAWN] strong and muscular brawniness n …   English World dictionary

  • brawny — Thickened (lichenified) and dusky (a darkened hue), as of a swelling. [M.E. fleshy] * * * brawny brȯ nē adj, brawn·i·er; est being swollen and hard <a brawny infected foot> …   Medical dictionary

  • brawny — [[t]brɔ͟ːni[/t]] ADJ Someone who is brawny is strong and has big muscles. Oscar turned out to be a brawny young man. Syn: strapping …   English dictionary

  • brawny — UK [ˈbrɔːnɪ] / US [ˈbrɔnɪ] adjective Word forms brawny : adjective brawny comparative brawnier superlative brawniest physically strong, with big muscles …   English dictionary

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