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Wordnet 3.0


1. lean and sinewy;
[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.] [1913 Webster] 1. Made of wire; like wire; drawn out like wire. [1913 Webster] 2. Capable of endurance; tough; sinewy; as, a wiry frame or constitution. "A little wiry sergeant of meek demeanor and strong sense." --Dickens. [1913 Webster] He bore his age well, and seemed to retain a wiry vigor and alertness. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

wiry 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