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Synonyms for muscular
ˈmʌs kyə lərmus·cu·lar

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  1. muscularadjective

    Brawny, having strength.

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

  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. Fernando Meirelles:

    Athens was about the classics, Beijing was grandiose and muscular, London was smart, and ours - ours will be cool.

  2. Naveed Sattar:

    As one leg standing requires good balance, linked to brain function, good muscle strength and good blood flow, it likely integrates muscular, vascular and brain systems so it is a global test of future mortality risk -- albeit crude.

  3. Mayor Virg Bernero:

    It is beyond comprehension that this American hero lost his life on the streets of Lansing while collecting charitable contributions for children afflicted by muscular dystrophy.

  4. Michael Vecchione:

    This animal was particularly unusual because it lacked the pigment cells, called chromatophores, typical of most cephalopods, and it did not seem very muscular.

  5. Simone Weil:

    It is because the will has no power to bring about salvation that the idea of secular morality is an absurdity. What is called morality only depends on the will in what is, so to speak, its most muscular aspect. Religion on the contrary corresponds to desire, and it is desire that saves...To long for God and to renounce all the rest, that alone can save.”

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