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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]


Lean and sinewy


stringy; wiry


lean; thin (lacking excess flesh)

Sense 2wiry [BACK TO TOP]


Of or relating to wire

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Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


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

Sense 3wiry [BACK TO TOP]


Of hair that resembles wire in stiffness

Context example:

wiry red hair


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

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