stringy

  • 1 Stringy — String y, a. 1. Consisting of strings, or small threads; fibrous; filamentous; as, a stringy root. [1913 Webster] 2. Capable of being drawn into a string, as a glutinous substance; ropy; viscid; gluely. [1913 Webster] {Stringy bark} (Bot.), a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 stringy — [striŋ′ē] adj. stringier, stringiest 1. like a string or strings; long, thin, wiry, sinewy, etc. 2. consisting of strings or fibers 3. having tough fibers [stringy meat, celery, etc.] 4. forming strings; viscous; ropy [stringy molasses]… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 stringy — (adj.) 1660s, from STRING (Cf. string) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Stringiness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 stringy — [adj] long, thin fibrous, gangling, gristly, lank, lanky, muscular, reedy, ropy, sinewy, spindling, spindly, threadlike, tough, wiry; concept 490 …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 stringy — ► ADJECTIVE (stringier, stringiest) 1) resembling string. 2) tall, wiry, and thin. 3) (of food) tough and fibrous …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 stringy — adjective 1 meat, fruit, or vegetables that are stringy are full of thin pieces that are difficult to eat: Scoop out the pumpkin s stringy fibres. 2 hair that is stringy is very thin and looks like string, especially because it is dirty: old men… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 stringy — UK [ˈstrɪŋɪ] / US adjective Word forms stringy : adjective stringy comparative stringier superlative stringiest 1) full of fibres and difficult to cut and eat stringy meat 2) forming strings when stretched stringy cheese 3) a stringy person is… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 stringy — [[t]strɪ̱ŋi[/t]] stringier, stringiest 1) ADJ GRADED Stringy food contains long, thin pieces that are difficult or unpleasant to eat. The meat was stringy... Thankfully, it wasn t smothered in stringy cheese like some pizzas. 2) ADJ GRADED… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 stringy — string|y [ˈstrıŋi] adj 1.) stringy meat, fruit, or vegetables are full of long thin pieces that are difficult to eat →↑tough ▪ Scoop out the pumpkin s stringy fibres. 2.) stringy hair is very thin and looks like string, especially because it is… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 stringy — string|y [ strıŋi ] adjective 1. ) like string in appearance: She had stringy blond hair. a ) used for describing someone who is tall and thin 2. ) full of fibers and difficult to cut and eat: stringy meat 3. ) forming strings when stretched:… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 stringy — adjective 1) stringy hair Syn: straggly, lank, thin 2) a stringy brunette Syn: lanky, gangling, gangly, rangy, wiry, bony, skinny, scrawny, thin, spa …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 stringy — string•y [[t]ˈstrɪŋ i[/t]] adj. string•i•er, string•i•est 1) resembling or consisting of strings or stringlike pieces: stringy weeds[/ex] 2) toughly fibrous: stringy meat[/ex] 3) lean and sinewy; wiry: a stringy build[/ex] 4) ropy, as a glutinous …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 stringy — adjective (stringier; est) Date: 1662 1. a. containing, consisting of, or resembling fibrous matter or string < stringy hair > b. lean and sinewy in build ; wiry 2. capable of being drawn out to form a string ; ropy …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 stringy — stringiness, n. /string ee/, adj., stringier, stringiest. 1. resembling a string or strings; consisting of strings or stringlike pieces: stringy weeds; a stringy fiber. 2. coarsely or toughly fibrous, as meat. 3. sinewy or wiry, as a person. 4.… …

    Universalium

  • 15 stringy — adjective Being comprised of, or bearing a resemblance to that comprised of, string or strings. The meat was quite stringy …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 stringy — adj. (stringier, stringiest) 1 (of food etc.) fibrous, tough. 2 of or like string. 3 (of a person) tall, wiry, and thin. 4 (of a liquid) viscous; forming strings. Phrases and idioms: stringy bark Austral. any of various eucalyptus trees with… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 stringy — the uneven appearance of salted fish which has become case hardened (q.v.) …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 18 stringy — Synonyms and related words: adhesive, amylaceous, besprinkle, capillary, cartilaginous, chewy, cirrose, cirrous, clabbered, clammy, clotted, coagulated, cohesive, coriaceous, curdled, doughy, durable, dust, fibered, fibroid, fibrous, flagelliform …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 stringy — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Fibrous] Syn. wiry, ropy, threadlike; see fibrous . 2. [Viscous] Syn. pasty, gluey, gummy; see sticky . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. fibrous, ropy, long, thin, sinewy, wiry …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 stringy — string·y || strɪŋɪ adj. consisting of strings; resembling strings; thin and sinewy; forming into thread like parts, ropy (of liquid) …

    English contemporary dictionary