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1. Of, relating to, or consisting of muscle: muscular contraction.
2. Having well-developed muscles: a muscular build.
3. Having or suggesting great forcefulness, especially at the expense of subtlety: muscular reasoning that does not bother with the finer points; muscular advocacy groups.

[From Latin mūsculus, muscle; see muscle.]

mus′cu·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
mus′cu·lar·ly adv.
Synonyms: muscular, brawny, burly, sinewy
These adjectives mean strong and powerfully built: a muscular build; brawny arms; a burly stevedore; a lean and sinewy frame.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muscularity - the physiological state of having or consisting of muscle
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
2.muscularity - possessing muscular strength
strength - the property of being physically or mentally strong; "fatigue sapped his strength"
3.muscularity - an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)muscularity - an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing); "his writing conveys great energy"; "a remarkable muscularity of style"
sprightliness, liveliness, spirit, life - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
verve, vitality - an energetic style
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Solid and well-developed muscles:
Informal: beef.
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His abominable muscularity, his loathsome, fluid motion, somehow made me sick.
Science has done away with the triumph of muscularity. Even as we are here together at this moment, Mr.
You have overdone it, with the result that the court of mystery is peopled by a dozen brutes of awful muscularity, and scarcely enough brain among the dozen to equip three properly."
Purposely, perhaps, Mary did not agree with Ralph; she loved to feel her mind in conflict with his, and to be certain that he spared her female judgment no ounce of his male muscularity. He seemed to argue as fiercely with her as if she were his brother.
But the wish to be muscular turns into an end in itself, and the sport person feels the temptation of using illegal substances that improve his/her performance and level of muscularity (Rocha, Aguiar, & Ramos, 2014).
Children sung national songs, delivered speeches to highlight the importance of country's independence and the youth participated in a number of competitive events, which exhibited their raw muscularity.
What distinguishes this ideal from that of the 80s is a preoccupation with maintaining a single-digit body-fat percentage to better display one's muscularity.
7 ALFIE MAWSON Troubled by the pace and muscularity of King and Wilson at times but was pretty solid.
In addition, unique wheel arch extensions and lower body mouldings provide a low-slung muscularity that sets the SVR apart.
While purchasing, buyers consider individual traits (e.g., muscularity, frame, racial composition, and weight) as predictors of quality, and adjust their bids (BARHAM & TROXEL, 2007) to offer different amounts for lots with distinct combinations of traits according to their business objectives (CRESPO et al, 2006).
This, in turn, causes dissatisfaction with both body muscularity and body fat, leading to consequent development of thinness- and muscularity-focused pathology, include eating disorders (Ricciardelli & McCabe, 2004), muscle dysmorphia (Murray et al., 2012; Pope et al., 2005;) and anabolic steroid use (Kanayama, Hudson & Pope, 2012; Parent & Moradi, 2011; Smolak & Stein, 2010).