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bur·ly

 (bûr′lē)
adj. bur·li·er, bur·li·est
Heavy, strong, and muscular; husky. See Synonyms at muscular.

[Middle English burlich, from Old English *borlic, excellent; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

bur′li·ly adv.
bur′li·ness n.

burly

(ˈbɜːlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
large and thick of build; sturdy; stout
[C13: of Germanic origin; compare Old High German burlīh lofty]
ˈburlily adv
ˈburliness n

bur•ly

(ˈbɜr li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
1. large in bodily size; stout; sturdy.
2. bluff; brusque.
[1250–1300; Middle English borli, burli, Old English borlīce (adv.) excellently =bor(a) ruler + -līce -ly]
bur′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.burly - muscular and heavily builtburly - muscular and heavily built; "a beefy wrestler"; "had a tall burly frame"; "clothing sizes for husky boys"; "a strapping boy of eighteen"; "`buirdly' is a Scottish term"
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
robust - sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"

burly

adjective brawny, strong, powerful, big, strapping, hefty, muscular, sturdy, stout, bulky, stocky, hulking, beefy (informal), well-built, thickset He was a big, burly man.
thin, weak, spare, lean, slight, puny, weedy (informal), scrawny, scraggy, wussy (slang), wimpish or wimpy (informal)

burly

adjective
Characterized by marked muscular development; powerfully built:
Translations
قَويُّ البُنْيَه، مَفْتولُ العَضَلات
statný
kraftigmuskelstærk
òrekvaxinn
druknsdūšīgs
güçlü kuvvetliiri yarı

burly

[ˈbɜːlɪ] ADJ (burlier (compar) (burliest (superl))) → fornido, fuerte

burly

[ˈbɜːrli] adjde forte carrure, costaud(e)

burly

adj (+er)kräftig, stramm

burly

[ˈbɜːlɪ] adjben piantato/a, robusto/a

burly

(ˈbəːli) adjective
(of a person) big, strong and heavy. a big burly farmer.
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