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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.
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His abominable muscularity, his loathsome, fluid motion, somehow made me sick.
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.
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.
Science has done away with the triumph of muscularity.
The Train That Never Came, inspired, he told us, by his time in New York and the many artists longing for stardom, and Awkward Moments, dedicated to awkward teenagers everywhere, were both timeless jazz tunes, combining a classic, hardbop muscularity with a contemporary harmonic freedom.
The high-energy muscularity is there, but some of it is slow-moving with a beautiful Britten-like third movement violin and viola passage.
It's all huge ballon, and the beautiful muscularity that entails.
He got carried away with the muscularity of his own personality in being able to accomplish things.
In his work he virtually reinvented the male body as a Renaissance figure of divine beauty, dignity, and muscularity.
There's stateliness in her beehive hair, a stern refinement in her vinyl handbag and bird book - and yet, you can feel the crude muscularity of her inner organs grinding away in her meaty, solid body.
There is a lack of fluency, a lack of elan and a disturbing muscularity in some of its components that seem uncharacteristic.