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WIRY (wirier, wiriest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wiry mean? 

WIRY (adjective)
  The adjective WIRY has 3 senses:

1. lean and sinewy
2. of or relating to wire
3. of hair that resembles wire in stiffness

  Familiarity information: WIRY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


WIRY (adjective)


Sense 1wiry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lean and sinewy

Synonyms:

stringy; wiry

Similar:

lean; thin (lacking excess flesh)


Sense 2wiry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to wire

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

wire (ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc)


Sense 3wiry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of hair that resembles wire in stiffness

Context example:

wiry red hair

Similar:

haired; hairy; hirsute (having or covered with hair)


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