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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.
References in classic literature ?
Yet it is not always the burliest and the wildest who are the most to be dreaded.
"Only eighteen runs, and three wickets down!" "Huzza for old Rugby!" sings out Jack Raggles, the long-stop, toughest and burliest of boys, commonly called "Swiper Jack," and forthwith stands on his head, and brandishes his legs in the air in triumph, till the next boy catches hold of his heels, and throws him over on to his back.
cop show could be THE BURLIEST SELL 5 Which words went missing from the programme title when The League Of Gentlemen moved from radio to TV?
This was one of the burliest boardslides I've ever seen in my entire life.