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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muscularity - the physiological state of having or consisting of muscle
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
2.muscularity - possessing muscular strength
strength - the property of being physically or mentally strong; "fatigue sapped his strength"
3.muscularity - an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)muscularity - an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing); "his writing conveys great energy"; "a remarkable muscularity of style"
sprightliness, liveliness, spirit, life - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
verve, vitality - an energetic style


Solid and well-developed muscles:
Informal: beef.
References in classic literature ?
His abominable muscularity, his loathsome, fluid motion, somehow made me sick.
Science has done away with the triumph of muscularity.
You have overdone it, with the result that the court of mystery is peopled by a dozen brutes of awful muscularity, and scarcely enough brain among the dozen to equip three properly.
Purposely, perhaps, Mary did not agree with Ralph; she loved to feel her mind in conflict with his, and to be certain that he spared her female judgment no ounce of his male muscularity.
This, in turn, causes dissatisfaction with both body muscularity and body fat, leading to consequent development of thinness- and muscularity-focused pathology, include eating disorders (Ricciardelli & McCabe, 2004), muscle dysmorphia (Murray et al.
However raised concerns about thinness and muscularity becoming congruent for female celebrities.
To measure the drive for muscularity in male participants, we translated the Drive for Muscularity Scale into Thai (online supplement 2).
Clayton Donaldson's mobility sometimes gave them an outlet and David Davis' muscularity brought an edge to the middle.
The lusty energy and muscularity of the opening Das Wandern was more to be found in Lewis's playing - the weighty millstones and ever-turning wheels vividly conveyed - rather than Padmore's singing although the later impassioned outburst against the hunter was effective.
The songs that emerged from that time proved quite different to anything he had written before; 13 songs in which joy and rapture are tempered by wit and keeneyed humour, by jubilant pop melody and rock and roll muscularity.
If the pricing can be kept sensible, then the GTE should be able to carve a niche for itself, offering the torquey muscularity of the diesel with the smoothness of the petrol.
Attempting and failing to approximate this unattainable beauty ideal for both men and women may be related with the apparition of disordered eating, as shows the fact that drive for thinness and the pursuit of muscularity are related to eating disorders (Rodgers, Ganchou, Franko, & Chabrol, 2012).