sinewy

  • 1 Sinewy — Sin ew*y, a. 1. Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, a sinew or sinews. [1913 Webster] The sinewy thread my brain lets fall. Donne. [1913 Webster] 2. Well braced with, or as if with, sinews; nervous; vigorous; strong; firm; tough; as, the …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 sinewy — [sin′yo͞o ē] adj. 1. of or like sinew; tough; strong 2. having many or large sinews, as a cut of meat 3. having good muscular development [sinewy shoulders] 4. vigorous; powerful; robust [a sinewy style of writing] …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 sinewy — index powerful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 sinewy — late 14c., from SINEW (Cf. sinew) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 sinewy — *muscular, athletic, husky, brawny, burly Analogous words: robust, *healthy, sound: *strong, tough, tenacious, sturdy: nervous, *vigorous, energetic …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 sinewy — [adj] stringy, tough athletic, brawny, fibrous, firm, hard, leathery, muscular, powerful, strong, sturdy, vigorous; concepts 314,485,489,490 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 sinewy — sinewiness, n. /sin yooh ee/, adj. 1. having strong sinews: a sinewy back. 2. of or like sinews; tough, firm, braided, or resilient: a sinewy rope. 3. having conspicuous sinews; stringy: tough, sinewy meat. 4. vigorous or forceful, as language,… …

    Universalium

  • 8 sinewy — [[t]sɪ̱njuːi[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is sinewy has a lean body with strong muscles. A short, sinewy young man... When muscles are exercised often and properly, they keep the arms firm and sinewy. ...his long sinewy hands …

    English dictionary

  • 9 sinewy — adjective Date: 14th century 1. full of sinews: as a. tough, stringy < sinewy meat > b. strong < sinewy arms > 2. marked by the strength of sinews < a demanding sinewy intelligence Helen Dudar > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 sinewy — sin•ew•y [[t]ˈsɪn yu i[/t]] adj. 1) having strong or conspicuous sinews: a sinewy back[/ex] 2) tough; firm: a sinewy rope[/ex] 3) containing many sinews; stringy: tough, sinewy meat[/ex] 4) vigorous or forceful, as language or style • Etymology:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 11 sinewy — sin|ew|y [ˈsınju:i] adj a sinewy person has a thin body and strong muscles ▪ a big man with long, sinewy arms …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 sinewy — adjective a) Tough; having strong sinews. Hawat put a sinewy finger beside his eye. b) Having or showing nervous strength …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 sinewy — sin|ew|y [ sınjui ] adjective someone who has a sinewy body is thin and strong …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 sinewy — adjective having strong muscles: a big man with long, sinewy arms …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 sinewy — adjective he was tall, blond, and sinewy Syn: muscular, muscly, brawny, powerfully built, burly, strapping, sturdy, rugged, strong, powerful, athletic, muscle bound, hard bodied; informal hunky, beefy; dated stalwart; literary thewy Ant: puny …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 sinewy — UK [ˈsɪnjuːɪ] / US [ˈsɪnjuɪ] adjective someone who has a sinewy body is thin and strong …

    English dictionary

  • 17 sinewy — sinew ► NOUN 1) a piece of tough fibrous tissue uniting muscle to bone; a tendon or ligament. 2) (sinews) the parts of a structure or system that give it strength or bind it together. DERIVATIVES sinewy adjective. ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 sinewy — Synonyms and related words: able bodied, acid, athletic, biting, brawny, broad shouldered, burly, cartilaginous, chewy, cohesive, coriaceous, corrosive, cutting, driving, durable, effective, fibrous, forceful, forcible, gristly, gutsy, hard,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 sinewy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. fibrous, wiry, stringy; strong, well knit. See strength. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Strong] Syn. powerful, forceful, acute; see strong 2 . 2. [Stringy] Syn. elastic, threadlike, ropy; see flexible 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 sinewy — sin·ew·y || sɪnjuːɪ adj. full of sinews, tough, stringy; strong, vigorous, muscular …

    English contemporary dictionary