burly


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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 ?
A Levantine, burly, unshaven, and soiled, towered truculently above him.
Among these, the most formidable was a burly, roaring, roystering blade, of the name of Abraham, or, according to the Dutch abbreviation, Brom Van Brunt, the hero of the country round which rang with his feats of strength and hardihood.
He was a darkly-tanned, burly, good-natured, fine-looking man, of sixty or thereabouts, dressed in a spacious roundabout, that hung round him in festoons of blue pilot-cloth; and one empty arm of this jacket streamed behind him like the broidered arm of a huzzar's surcoat.
Upon both sides of this wheel there was a narrow space, into which came the hogs at the end of their journey; in the midst of them stood a great burly Negro, bare-armed and bare-chested.
On they came, and in a moment the burly form of Tom appeared in sight, almost at the verge of the chasm.
It was Sir Madok de la Montaine, a burly great fellow whose chief distinc- tion was that he had come within an ace of sending Sir Launcelot down over his horse-tail once.
When the clock began to strike, a burly professor entered, was received with a round of applause, moved swiftly down the center aisle, said "Gentlemen," and began to talk as he climbed his pulpit steps; and by the time he had arrived in his box and faced his audience, his lecture was well under way and all the pens were going.
His long waterproof coat and the waterproof covering of his hat were shining and dripping with rain as everything was, the burly station-master included.
He was dressed in a legal-looking suit of black, and loomed, burly and large, in that small office.
He was a burly man of an exceedingly dark complexion, with an exceedingly large head and a corresponding large hand.
Crackenthorp herself, the summit of whose perpendicular feather was on a level with the Squire's shoulder--luring fair lasses complacently conscious of very short waists and skirts blameless of front-folds--luring burly fathers in large variegated waistcoats, and ruddy sons, for the most part shy and sheepish, in short nether garments and very long coat-tails.
he cried, clapping the burly fellow on the shoulder; "I would travel an hundred miles to find one who could match you

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