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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, press, push, shoulder, squeezeRelated Words ram, shove, thrust


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