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
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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.
There were people, too; brawny men, with long, coarse, un- combed hair that hung down over their faces and made them look like animals.
Whether to admit Hercules among us or not, concerning this I long remained dubious: for though according to the Greek mythologies, that antique Crockett and Kit Carson --that brawny doer of rejoicing good deeds, was swallowed down and thrown up by a whale; still, whether that strictly makes a whaleman of him, that might be mooted.
cried the knight, as his late traveling companion rose up and bared his brawny arm ready for service; "so you, my friend, are Friar Tuck
But if he did not see he was not long in ignorance of the fact that he was not alone, for scarcely had his feet touched the roof when a heavy body leaped upon him from behind and brawny arms encircled him about the waist.
Dominic's brawny arm would be seen describing deliberately an ample horizontal gesture, a dignified sweep, and Cesar would go over suddenly like a ninepin - which was funny to see.
I have seen a brawny, fellow, with no lack of ordinary courage, fairly quail before this slender stripling, when in one of his curious fits.
To each of the twelve lashings clung a brawny warrior with drawn short-sword.
He, in turn, went down, and brawny women joined with their men in the battle.
A big brawny fellow with a red beard, flushed face, and broad shoulders, who seemed to be the chief of the band, raised his clenched fist to strike Mr.
As she looked round Durbeyfield was seen moving along the road in a chaise belonging to The Pure Drop, driven by a frizzle-headed brawny damsel with her gown-sleeves rolled above her elbows.
Now, reader, substitute for all these exclamation points, as many ringing thumps with a brawny fist upon the table, and you have some idea of the manual exercise that Dick went through while he thus spoke.