brawny

  • 1 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

  • 2 Brawny — may refer to:*a US brand of paper towel rolls [http://www.brawnytowels.com/] *a type of body image ( is the adjective to ) …

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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 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 …

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

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  • 8 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> …

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  • 9 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 …

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

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  • 11 brawny — adjective (brawnier; est) Date: 1581 1. muscular; also strong, powerful 2. being swollen and hard < a brawny infected foot > • brawnily adverb • brawniness …

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  • 12 brawny — adjective a) Characterized by brawn; muscular; strong. Rattler was a big, brawny fellow, and he stepped up in front of me, rolling up his sleeves. b) Calloused; hardened …

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  • 13 brawny — brawn|y [ˈbro:ni US ˈbro: ] adj very large and strong ▪ His brawny arms glistened with sweat …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 brawny — adjective very large and strong: His brawny arms glistened with sweat …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 brawny — adjective the brawny young hunks at the gym Syn: strong, muscular, muscly, well built, hard bodied, powerful, mighty, Herculean, strapping, burly, sturdy, husky, rugged; hefty, solid; informal beefy, hunky Ant …

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  • 16 brawny — brawn ► NOUN 1) physical strength as opposed to intelligence. 2) Brit. cooked meat from a pig s or calf s head, pressed with jelly. DERIVATIVES brawny adjective. ORIGIN Old French braon fleshy part of the leg …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 brawny — brawnily, adv. brawniness, n. /braw nee/, adj., brawnier, brawniest. muscular; strong. [1375 1425; late ME; see BRAWN, Y1] Syn. burly, robust, strapping. Ant. weak, slight, frail. * * * …

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  • 18 brawny — Synonyms and related words: able bodied, adipose, athletic, beefy, big bellied, bloated, blowzy, bosomy, broad shouldered, bulky, burly, buxom, chubby, chunky, corpulent, distended, dumpy, fat, fattish, fleshy, full, gross, heavyset, hefty, hippy …

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  • 19 brawny — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. powerful, muscular, sturdy; see strong 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. muscular, herculean, beefy, burly, sinewy, powerful, strapping, rugged, husky, solid, stout. ANT.: frail, powerless, weak III (Roget s… …

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  • 20 brawny — brawn|y [ brɔni ] adjective physically strong, with big muscles …

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