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Synonyms for muscular
ˈmʌs kyə lərmus·cu·lar

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  1. muscularadjective

    Brawny, having strength.

    powerful, lusty, brawny, husky, beefy, muscly, strapping, strong, athletic, muscled

  2. muscularadjective

    Having large, well-developed muscles.

    husky, powerfully built, beefy, muscly, muscled, well-built, musclebound, brawny, heavily

  3. muscularadjective


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. muscular

    powerful, brawny, robust, sinewy, strong, stalwart, athletic, lusty, sturdy

    debile, flabby, feeble, lanky

Princeton's WordNet

  1. muscularadjective

    of or relating to or consisting of muscle

    "muscular contraction"

    mesomorphic, powerful, sinewy, hefty, brawny

    powerless, weak

  2. mesomorphic, muscularadjective

    having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer

    mesomorphic, powerful, sinewy, hefty, brawny

    powerless, weak

  3. muscularadjective

    having or suggesting great physical power or force

    "the muscular and passionate Fifth Symphony"

    mesomorphic, powerful, sinewy, hefty, brawny

    powerless, weak

  4. brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewyadjective

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

    "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms"

    brawny, potent, powerful, unchewable, sizable, sizeable, stringy, hefty, fibrous, healthy, mesomorphic, tendinous, respectable, sinewy, knock-down(a), goodly, goodish, herculean, tidy

    weak, powerless

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. muscularadjective

    brawny, sinewy, strong, stalwart, vigorous, powerful, sturdy, lusty, athletic, herculean, able-bodied

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. muscularadjective

    brawny, thewy, sinewy, stalwart

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  1. Nathan Sharps:

    This decreases the chance of muscular-skeletal injury. We look at the soldier as an individual ecosystem. We’re not just looking at what they cannot do right now, but also at what challenges they are going to face 20 years from now.

  2. James Shields:

    There is what might be called a cultural assumption in France that whoever is in power will abuse that power unless kept in check, this forms part of the continual tension between government and the citizenry... the muscular action that often accompanies it is part of the negotiating framework, a show of brute strength prior to seeking peaceful resolution. Not for nothing is.

  3. Brian Eno:

    I'm struck by the insidious, computer-driven tendency to take things out of the domain of muscular activity and put them into the domain of mental activity. The transfer is not paying off. Sure, muscles are unreliable, but they represent several million years of accumulated finesse.

  4. Emmanuel Audenaert:

    During puberty and as a result of changing testosterone hormone balance, the growth plate weakens around the age of 12-13, making it even more sensitive to displacement or deformity, severe muscular training and high loading activities should be restricted until skeletal maturity for any joint and sport.

  5. Evan Weber:

    Chuck Schumer world includes both him reading the tea leaves about potential threats to his own political career in New York, with its muscular left infrastructure, securing victory after victory, but I also think that he may be reading the tea leaves for his party more broadly, and knowing that if they can deliver on these things, it both helps Senate Democrats win and keeps Senate Democrats in power as the The Senate majority leader.

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