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 ?
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.
Much the same is it with many other sinewy Saxonisms of this sort, which emigrated to New-England rocks with the noble brawn of the old English emigrants in the time of the Commonwealth.
Joseph was an elderly, nay, an old man: very old, perhaps, though hale and sinewy.
His gold watch-chain was so massive, that a fancy came across me, that he ought to have a sinewy golden arm, to draw it out with, like those which are put up over the goldbeaters' shops.
I had stopped to look at the house as I passed; and its seared red brick walls, blocked windows, and strong green ivy clasping even the stacks of chimneys with its twigs and tendons, as if with sinewy old arms, had made up a rich attractive mystery, of which I was the hero.
When I got back with the basin, the doctor had already ripped up the captain's sleeve and exposed his great sinewy arm.
His right hand (which seemed to me somewhat hairy and sinewy, a sign of great strength in its owner) lay on the side of his heart; but before I could put any question to Montesinos, he, seeing me gazing at the tomb in amazement, said to me, 'This is my friend Durandarte, flower and mirror of the true lovers and valiant knights of his time.
It was sinewy, with a thick projecting calf like a sailor's.
The ape urged him to hasten in flight, for the wise old anthropoid knew that they two, naked and unarmed, were no match for the sinewy black warriors who would doubtless make some sort of search for them through the jungle.
But just then the moon, sailing through the black clouds, appeared behind the jagged crest of a beetling, pine-clad rock, and by its light I saw around us a ring of wolves, with white teeth and lolling red tongues, with long, sinewy limbs and shaggy hair.
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.
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.