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brawny

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of brawny

  1. 1 having muscles capable of exerting great physical force the store manager always asked the brawniest person there to do the heavy lifting Synonyms of brawny strong, muscular, rugged, sinewy, stalwart, stoutWords Related to brawny forceful, forcible, mighty, potent, powerful, puissant; able-bodied, athletic, fit, trim; beefy, burly, husky, strapping; masculine, virile; hard, inured, strengthened, sturdy, tough, toughened; energetic, energized, invigorated, lusty, red-blooded, robust, vigorous, vitalized; hale, healthy, hearty, soundNear Antonyms of brawny challenged, disabled, incapacitated, paralyzed; impotent, powerless; puny, slight, small, unathletic, unfit, unhealthyAntonyms of brawny delicate, feeble, frail, weak, weakling, wimpy

  2. 2 marked by a well-developed musculature brawny arms that weren't developed in the gym but by years of work in the construction business Synonyms of brawny muscular, sinewyWords Related to brawny wiry; powerful, strong; beefy, burly, hefty, hulking, husky; able-bodied, athletic, herculean, mighty, robust, rugged, stalwart, stout, strapping, sturdy; muscle-bound; sculptedNear Antonyms of brawny nonathletic; debilitated, delicate, effete, enervated, enfeebled, feeble, fragile, frail, weak, weakened, weakly, wimpy; light, lightweight, slight; lean, slender, slim, svelte, sylphlike, thin, willowy; emaciated, gaunt, lank, rawboned, scraggy, spareAntonyms of brawny scrawny, skinny

  3. 3 strongly and heavily built a tough little boy who's going to be a brawny man someday Synonyms of brawny beefy, husky, burly, hefty, hulking, mesomorphicWords Related to brawny able-bodied, athletic, herculean, mighty, muscle-bound, muscular, powerful, robust, rugged, sinewy, stalwart, stout, strapping, strong, sturdy; chunky, compact, heavy, heavyset, solid, squat, squatty, stocky, thickset; chubby, dumpy, lumpish, podgy [chiefly British], portly, pudgy, roly-poly, tubbyNear Antonyms of brawny lean, light, lightweight, slender, slight, slim, svelte, sylphlike, thin, willowy; bony (also boney), gangling, gangly, gaunt, gawky, lanky, reedy, scraggy, scrawny, skinny, spare, stringy, twiggy, waspish, weedy; spidery, wiry; debilitated, delicate, effete, emaciated, enervated, enfeebled, feeble, fragile, frail, infirm, puny, unathletic, weak, weakly, wimpy


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