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muscle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of muscle

  1. 1 muscular strength <I'm going to need someone with real muscle to help me move all this furniture> Synonyms beef, brawn, main, thew Related Words force, might, potency, power, puissance, sinew; energy, vigor Near Antonyms impotence, impotency, weakness; debilitation, debility, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, frailness, frailty, infirmity

  2. 2 the ability to exert effort for the accomplishment of a task <at the time the military lacked the muscle to fight two wars at once> Synonyms energy, firepower, force, horsepower, might, power, potence, potency, puissance, sinew, strength, vigorRelated Words aptitude, capability, capacity, competence, competency; adequacy, effectiveness, effectualness, usefulnessNear Antonyms disability, inability, inaptitude, incapability, incapableness, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency; ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficaciousness, inefficacy, uselessness; helplessness, paralysisAntonyms impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness




muscle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of muscle

  1. 1 to cause (a person) to give in to pressure <he was muscled out of command by his opponents at military headquarters> Synonyms blackjack, coerce, compel, constrain, dragoon, drive, impel, impress, make, force, obligate, oblige, press, pressure, sandbagRelated Words browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cow, hector, intimidate; blackmail, high-pressure, menace, shame, terrorize, threaten; drag; badger, harass, houndNear Antonyms allow, let, permit; argue, convince, induce, move, persuade, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)

  2. 2 to force one's way <muscling straight through the packed crowd of people waiting to board the ship> Synonyms bore, bull, bulldoze, crash, elbow, jam, jostle, {h,2}press, push, shoulder, squeezeRelated Words ram, shove, thrust





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