sinewy


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sin·ew·y

 (sĭn′yo͞o-ē)
adj.
1. Consisting or full of sinews, as:
a. Stringy and tough: a sinewy cut of beef.
b. Lean and muscular. See Synonyms at muscular.
2. Strong and vigorous: sinewy prose.

sinewy

(ˈsɪnjʊɪ)
adj
1. (Anatomy) consisting of or resembling a tendon or tendons
2. muscular; brawny
3. (esp of language, style, etc) vigorous; forceful
4. (of meat, etc) tough; stringy
ˈsinewiness n

sin•ew•y

(ˈsɪn yu i)

adj.
1. having strong or conspicuous sinews: a sinewy back.
2. tough; firm: a sinewy rope.
3. containing many sinews; stringy: tough, sinewy meat.
4. vigorous or forceful, as language or style.
[1350–1400]
sin′ew•i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sinewy - (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
tough - resistant to cutting or chewing
2.sinewy - consisting of tendons or resembling a tendonsinewy - consisting of tendons or resembling a tendon
3.sinewy - (of a person) possessing physical strength and weightsinewy - (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"

sinewy

adjective muscular, strong, powerful, athletic, robust, wiry, brawny a short, sinewy young man

sinewy

adjective
Characterized by marked muscular development; powerfully built:
Translations

sinewy

[ˈsɪnjuːɪ] ADJ
1. (= muscular) [person] → musculoso, fibroso; [body, arms, muscles] → nervudo, fibroso
2. (Culin) [of meat] → fibroso, con mucho nervio
3. (= vigorous) [music, performance, writing, style] → brioso, vigoroso

sinewy

[ˈsɪnjuːi] adjsec(sèche)
a short, sinewy young man → un jeune homme sec et de petite taille

sinewy

adjsehnig; (fig) plant, treeknorrig; prose stylekraftvoll, kernig

sinewy

[ˈsɪnjʊɪ] adj (person) → muscoloso/a; (meat) → pieno/a di nervi
References in classic literature ?
Overgrowing the greater part of them, and climbing from one to another, is a wilderness of vines, in whose sinewy embrace many of the stones lie half-hidden, while in some places a thick growth of bushes entirely covers them.
She washed his limbs; they were covered with thick hair; and when she dried his hands, even in his weakness they were strong and sinewy.
A tomahawk and scalping knife, of English manufacture, were in his girdle; while a short military rifle, of that sort with which the policy of the whites armed their savage allies, lay carelessly across his bare and sinewy knee.
Sinewy fingers completed the work the choking noose had commenced.
Joseph was an elderly, nay, an old man: very old, perhaps, though hale and sinewy.
The former, continually on horseback scouring the plains, gaining their food by hardy exercise, and subsisting chiefly on flesh, are generally tall, sinewy, meagre, but well formed, and of bold and fierce deportment: the latter, lounging about the river banks, or squatting and curved up in their canoes, are generally low in stature, ill-shaped, with crooked legs, thick ankles, and broad flat feet.
The sleeve of his coat kept slipping down and he always carefully rolled it up again with his left hand, as if it were most important that the sinewy white arm he was flourishing should be bare.
She saw the sinewy form leap to the shoulder of the lion, hurtling against the leaping beast like a huge, animate battering ram.
There were at least thirty of them about, sinewy, powerful men.
When I got back with the basin, the doctor had already ripped up the captain's sleeve and exposed his great sinewy arm.
Here the sleek capitalist and there the sinewy laborer; here the man of science and here the shoe-back; here the poet and here the water-rate collector; here the cabinet minister and there the ballet-dancer.
Joe, who had immediately sprung up after his fall, just as one of the swiftest horsemen rushed upon him, bounded like a panther, avoided his assailant by leaping to one side, jumped up behind him on the crupper, seized the Arab by the throat, and, strangling him with his sinewy hands and fingers of steel, flung him on the sand, and continued his headlong flight.