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mus·cu·lar

 (mŭs′kyə-lər)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or consisting of muscle: muscular contraction.
2. Having well-developed muscles: a muscular build.
3. Having or suggesting great forcefulness, especially at the expense of subtlety: muscular reasoning that does not bother with the finer points; muscular advocacy groups.

[From Latin mūsculus, muscle; see muscle.]

mus′cu·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
mus′cu·lar·ly adv.
Synonyms: muscular, brawny, burly, sinewy
These adjectives mean strong and powerfully built: a muscular build; brawny arms; a burly stevedore; a lean and sinewy frame.

muscular

(ˈmʌskjʊlə) or

musculous

adj
1. (Physiology) having well-developed muscles; brawny
2. (Anatomy) of, relating to, or consisting of muscle
[C17: from New Latin muscularis, from musculus muscle]
muscularity n
ˈmuscularly adv

mus•cu•lar

(ˈmʌs kyə lər)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to muscle or the muscles.
2. dependent on or affected by the muscles.
3. having well-developed muscles; brawny.
4. vigorous: muscular prose.
[1675–85; < Latin mūscul(us) muscle]
mus`cu•lar′i•ty, n.
mus′cu•lar•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.muscular - of or relating to or consisting of muscle; "muscular contraction"
2.muscular - having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layermuscular - having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
3.muscular - having or suggesting great physical power or force; "the muscular and passionate Fifth Symphony"
powerful - having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"
4.muscular - (of a person) possessing physical strength and weightmuscular - (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"

muscular

adjective strong, powerful, athletic, strapping, robust, vigorous, sturdy, stalwart, husky (informal), beefy (informal), lusty, sinewy, muscle-bound, brawny, powerfully built, thickset, well-knit tanned muscular legs

muscular

adjective
Characterized by marked muscular development; powerfully built:
Translations
عَضَليعَضَلِيٌّقَوي العَضَل
svalovýsvalnatý
muskulærmuskel-
lihaksikas
mišićavmišičavmišićnimuskulozan
vöîva-vöîvastæltur; sterkur
筋骨たくましい
근육이 발달한
svalový
mišičen
muskulös
เกี่ยวกับกล้ามเนื้อ
adaleligüçlükaskaslıkuvvetli
thuộc cơ bắp

muscular

[ˈmʌskjʊləʳ]
A. ADJ
1. (Med, Physiol) [tissue, pain, control] → muscular
2. (= brawny) [person, body] → musculoso
B. CPD muscular dystrophy Ndistrofia f muscular

muscular

[ˈmʌskjʊlər] adj
[weakness, problem, development] → musculaire
[person, arm] → musclé(e)muscular dystrophy [ˌmʌskjʊlərˈdɪstrəfi] ndystrophie f musculaire

muscular

adj
(= relating to muscles)Muskel-, muskulär (form); muscular cramp or spasmMuskelkrampf m; muscular controlMuskelbeherrschung f; muscular painsMuskelschmerzen pl
(= having strong muscles)muskulös; to be of muscular buildmuskulös gebaut sein

muscular

[ˈmʌskjʊləʳ] adjmuscolare; (person, arm) → muscoloso/a

muscle

(ˈmasl) noun
any of the bundles of fibres in the body which, by contracting or relaxing, cause movement of the body. He has well-developed muscles in his arms.
muscular (ˈmaskjulə) adjective
1. of, or relating to, muscle(s). great muscular strength.
2. having well-developed muscles; strong. She is tall and muscular.
muscle in (often with on)
to gain entry, or gain a share of something by force. The large firms have muscled in on all the important contracts.

muscular

عَضَلِيٌّ svalový muskulær muskulös μυώδης muscular lihaksikas musculaire mišićav muscoloso 筋骨たくましい 근육이 발달한 gespierd muskulær umięśniony muscular мышечный muskulös เกี่ยวกับกล้ามเนื้อ kas thuộc cơ bắp 肌肉的

mus·cu·lar

a. muscular, musculoso-a, rel. al músculo;
___ atrophyatrofia ___;
___ contractionscontracciones ___ -es;
___ dystrophydistrofia ___;
___ rigidityrigidez ___.

muscular

adj muscular; (person) musculoso; — dystrophy distrofia muscular
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The origin of the island of Nukuheva cannot be imputed to the coral insect; for indefatigable as that wonderful creature is, it would be hardly muscular enough to pile rocks one upon the other more than three thousand feet above the level of the sea.
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