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muscular

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of muscular

  1. 1 marked by a well-developed musculature Olympic runners tend to have very muscular legs Synonyms brawny, sinewy Related Words wiry; powerful, strong; beefy, burly, hefty, hulking, husky; able-bodied, athletic, herculean, mighty, robust, rugged, stalwart, stout, strapping, sturdy; muscle-bound; sculpted Near Antonyms 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, spare Antonyms scrawny, skinny

  2. 2 having muscles capable of exerting great physical force a muscular superhero who can easily lift a ton or more Synonyms brawny, strong, rugged, sinewy, stalwart, stoutRelated Words 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 challenged, disabled, incapacitated, paralyzed; impotent, powerless; puny, slight, small, unathletic, unfit, unhealthyAntonyms delicate, feeble, frail, weak, weakling, wimpy

  3. 3 marked by or uttered with forcefulness a presidential speech that promises to be a muscular enunciation of the nation's foreign policy Synonyms aggressive, assertive, dynamic, energetic, forceful, full-blooded, emphatic, resounding, strenuous, vehement, vigorous, violentRelated Words decided, insistent, marked, pointed; absolute, categorical (also categoric), clear, plain, unambiguous, unequivocal; arresting, compelling, conspicuous, impelling, noticeable, strikingNear Antonyms guarded, mild, uncompelling, weak, wishy-washy; ambiguous, equivocal, halting, hesitant; understatedAntonyms nonassertive, nonemphatic, unemphatic

  4. 4 having an abundance of some characteristic quality (as flavor) a muscular red wine that goes especially well with beef Synonyms big, concentrated, full, heady, lusty, full-bodied, plush, potent, rich, robust, strongRelated Words heavy; straight, undiluted, unmixed; high-octane, high-test; enriched, fortified; concentratedNear Antonyms dilute, diluted, watered-down, wateryAntonyms delicate, light, mild, thin, thinned, weak, weakened


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