brawny


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brawn·y

 (brô′nē)
adj. brawn·i·er, brawn·i·est
Strong and muscular. See Synonyms at muscular.

brawn′i·ly adv.
brawn′i·ness n.

brawny

(ˈbrɔːnɪ)
adj, brawnier or brawniest
muscular and strong
ˈbrawnily adv
ˈbrawniness n

brawn•y

(ˈbrɔ ni)

adj. brawn•i•er, brawn•i•est.
muscular; strong.
[1375–1425]
brawn′i•ly, adv.
brawn′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.brawny - (of a person) possessing physical strength and weightbrawny - (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms"
strong - having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man"

brawny

adjective muscular, strong, powerful, athletic, strapping, hardy, robust, vigorous, hefty (informal), sturdy, stalwart, bulky, burly, husky (informal), fleshy, beefy (informal), lusty, well-built, sinewy, thickset, well-knit, thewy Oscar turned out to be a brawny young man.
thin, weak, weakly, frail, skinny, undeveloped, weedy (informal), scrawny, wimpish or wimpy (informal)

brawny

adjective
Characterized by marked muscular development; powerfully built:
Translations
مفتول العضلات، متين البنيه
silnýsvalnatý
muskelstærk
sterkur; vöîvamikill
adaleligüçlü kuvvetli

brawny

[ˈbrɔːnɪ] ADJ (brawnier (compar) (brawniest (superl))) → fornido, musculoso

brawny

[ˈbrɔːni] adjmusclé(e), costaud(e)

brawny

adj (+er)muskulös, kräftig

brawny

[ˈbrɔːnɪ] adjmuscoloso/a

brawn

(broːn) noun
muscle or physical strength.
ˈbrawny adjective
References in classic literature ?
Within reach of his arm was the brawny shoulder of a gigantic Indian, whose deep and authoritative voice appeared to give directions to the proceedings of his fellows.
They were nearly all whalemen; chief mates, and second mates, and third mates, and sea carpenters, and sea coopers, and sea blacksmiths, and harpooneers, and ship keepers; a brown and brawny company, with bosky beards; an unshorn, shaggy set, all wearing monkey jackets for morning gowns.
For young whales, in the highest health, and swelling with noble aspirations, prematurely cut off in the warm flush and May of life, with all their panting lard about them; even these brawny, buoyant heroes do sometimes sink.
She wears a blue flannel shirt-waist, which is now rolled up at the sleeves, disclosing her brawny arms; she has a carving fork in her hand, with which she pounds on the table to mark the time.
Standing by the bar, in the corner of the room, was a brawny, muscular man, full six feet in height, and broad in proportion.
There were people, too; brawny men, with long, coarse, un- combed hair that hung down over their faces and made them look like animals.
They were worked by strings from above, and the illusion was not perfect, for one saw not only the strings but the brawny hand that manipulated them--and the actors and actresses all talked in the same voice, too.
Lorry observed to be all of a red colour, and to have red hair, and to be dressed in some extraordinary tight-fitting fashion, and to have on her head a most wonderful bonnet like a Grenadier wooden measure, and good measure too, or a great Stilton cheese, came running into the room in advance of the inn servants, and soon settled the question of his detachment from the poor young lady, by laying a brawny hand upon his chest, and sending him flying back against the nearest wall.
In the days when the spinning-wheels hummed busily in the farmhouses-- and even great ladies, clothed in silk and thread-lace, had their toy spinning-wheels of polished oak--there might be seen in districts far away among the lanes, or deep in the bosom of the hills, certain pallid undersized men, who, by the side of the brawny country-folk, looked like the remnants of a disinherited race.
a visage, joined to the brawny form of the holy man, spoke rather of sirloins and haunches, than of pease and pulse.
And so winded were the pursuers when they reached the top of the hill that he laid out the first ten of them right and left with huge blows of his brawny fist.
As Meriem struggled with Malbihn, her hands pinioned to her sides by his brawny grip, hope died within her.