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wir·y

 (wīr′ē)
adj. wir·i·er, wir·i·est
1. Of or relating to wire.
2. Resembling wire in form or quality, especially in stiffness: wiry red hair.
3. Sinewy and lean: He had a wiry build.
4. Produced by or as if by wire being vibrated. Used of sounds: a wiry tone.

wir′i·ly adv.
wir′i·ness n.

wiry

(ˈwaɪərɪ)
adj, wirier or wiriest
1. (of people or animals) slender but strong in constitution
2. made of or resembling wire, esp in stiffness: wiry hair.
3. (General Physics) (of a sound) produced by or as if by a vibrating wire
ˈwirily adv
ˈwiriness n

wir•y

(ˈwaɪər i)

adj. wir•i•er, wir•i•est.
1. made of wire.
2. resembling wire, as in form, stiffness, etc.
3. lean and sinewy: a wiry little person.
4. produced by or resembling the sound of a vibrating wire: wiry tones.
[1580–90]
wir′i•ly, adv.
wir′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wiry - lean and sinewy
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
2.wiry - of or relating to wire
3.wiry - of hair that resembles wire in stiffness; "wiry red hair"
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"

wiry

adjective
1. lean, strong, tough, thin, spare, skinny, stringy, sinewy a wiry and athletic young man
lean fat, weak, frail, feeble, fleshy, puny, flabby, spineless, podgy
2. stiff, rough, coarse, curly, kinky, bristly wiry black hair
Translations
نَحيل، شَبيه بالسِّلْك
sejsenet
szívós és izmos
grannholda og sterklegur
prakaulus
stiegrains
šľachovitý
sırım gibi

wiry

[ˈwaɪərɪ] ADJ (wirier (compar) (wiriest (superl))) [person, animal, build] → enjuto y fuerte; [hair] → áspero, tieso; [hand] → nervudo

wiry

[ˈwaɪəri] adj
[person, body, build] → sec(sèche)
(= coarse) [hair, grass] → dru(e)

wiry

adj (+er)
(= coarse)drahtig; hair alsoborstig
(= thin) framedrahtig

wiry

[ˈwaɪərɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person) → asciutto/a e muscoloso/a; (hair) → ispido/a

wiry

(ˈwaiəri) adjective
(of a person, his body etc) slim but strong.
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Never as muscle-bound as Arnie or Sly, he has that wirily efficient strength that means he can convincingly face off against Karl Urban, the tall New Zealander who is nearly 20 years younger and who smacked Matt Damon around in Bourne Supremacy.