[syn: brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sinewy \Sin"ew*y\, a.
1. Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, a sinew or
The sinewy thread my brain lets fall. --Donne.
2. Well braced with, or as if with, sinews; nervous;
vigorous; strong; firm; tough; as, the sinewy Ajax.
A man whose words . . . were so close and sinewy.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
[syn: fibrous, sinewy, stringy, unchewable]
2: consisting of tendons or resembling a tendon [syn:
3: (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged
and powerful; "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer";
"powerful arms" [syn: brawny, hefty, muscular,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
69 Moby Thesaurus words for "sinewy":
able-bodied, acid, athletic, biting, brawny, broad-shouldered,
burly, cartilaginous, chewy, cohesive, coriaceous, corrosive,
cutting, driving, durable, effective, fibrous, forceful, forcible,
gristly, gutsy, hard, hardy, imperative, impressive, incisive,
lasting, leatherlike, leathery, mighty, mordant, muscle-bound,
muscular, nervous, penetrating, piercing, poignant, powerful,
punchy, resistant, robust, ropy, sensational, sinewed, slashing,
stiff, stout, strapping, striking, stringy, strong, stubborn,
sturdy, telling, tenacious, thewy, thickset, tough,
tough as leather, trenchant, untiring, vigorous, viscid, vital,
well-built, well-knit, well-set, well-set-up, wiry