1. [syn: stringy, wiry]
2. of or relating to wire;
3. of hair that resembles wire in stiffness;
- Example: "wiry red hair"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wiry \Wir"y\, a. [Written also wiery.]
1. Made of wire; like wire; drawn out like wire.
2. Capable of endurance; tough; sinewy; as, a wiry frame or
constitution. "A little wiry sergeant of meek demeanor and
strong sense." --Dickens.
He bore his age well, and seemed to retain a wiry
vigor and alertness. --Hawthorne.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: lean and sinewy [syn: stringy, wiry]
2: of or relating to wire
3: of hair that resembles wire in stiffness; "wiry red hair"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "wiry":
able-bodied, athletic, brawny, broad-shouldered, burly, capillary,
cartilaginous, chewy, cirrose, cirrous, cohesive, coriaceous,
durable, fibered, fibroid, fibrous, flagelliform, flossy,
funicular, gossamery, gristly, hairlike, hairy, hard, hardy,
lasting, leatherlike, leathery, ligamental, muscle-bound, muscular,
resistant, ropy, silky, sinewy, stiff, stringy, strong, stubborn,
taeniate, taeniform, tenacious, thewy, thickset, threadlike,
thready, tough, tough as leather, untiring, vigorous, viscid,
well-built, well-knit, well-set, well-set-up