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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (3)

1. (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew;
[syn: fibrous, sinewy, stringy, unchewable]

2. consisting of tendons or resembling a tendon;
[syn: tendinous, sinewy]

3. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful;
- Example: "a hefty athlete"
- Example: "a muscular boxer"
- Example: "powerful arms"
[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 sinews. [1913 Webster] The sinewy thread my brain lets fall. --Donne. [1913 Webster] 2. Well braced with, or as if with, sinews; nervous; vigorous; strong; firm; tough; as, the sinewy Ajax. [1913 Webster] A man whose words . . . were so close and sinewy. --Hare. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sinewy 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: tendinous, sinewy] 3: (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms" [syn: brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewy]
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