sinewy

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sinewy \Sin"ew*y\, adjective

1. Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, a sinew or sinews.

The sinewy thread my brain lets fall. --Donne.

2. Well braced with, or as if with, sinews; nervous; vigorous; strong; firm; tough; as, the sinewy Ajax.

A man whose words . . . were so close and sinewy. --Hare.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sinewy

adjective

1: (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew [syn: {fibrous}, {sinewy}, {stringy}, {unchewable}]

2: consisting of tendons or resembling a tendon [syn: {tendinous}, {sinewy}]

3: (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms" [syn: {brawny}, {hefty}, {muscular}, {powerful}, {sinewy}]


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