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SINEWY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sinewy mean? 

SINEWY (adjective)
  The adjective SINEWY has 3 senses:

1. (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
2. consisting of tendons or resembling a tendon
3. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful

  Familiarity information: SINEWY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SINEWY (adjective)


Sense 1sinewy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew

Synonyms:

unchewable; sinewy; stringy; fibrous

Similar:

tough (resistant to cutting or chewing)


Sense 2sinewy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Consisting of tendons or resembling a tendon

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

tendinous; sinewy

Pertainym:

sinew (a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment)


Sense 3sinewy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful

Synonyms:

brawny; hefty; sinewy; muscular; powerful

Context examples:

a hefty athlete / a muscular boxer / powerful arms

Similar:

strong (having strength or power greater than average or expected)


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