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synonyms for sinewy

  • brawny
  • leathery
  • muscular
  • sturdy
  • athletic
  • fibrous
  • firm
  • hard
  • powerful
  • strong
  • vigorous

antonyms for sinewy

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  • skinny
  • weak
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How to use sinewy in a sentence

It’s easy to picture proteins as the meaty, sinewy chicken wing I’m biting into as I type this sentence.
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Jane Campion’s gorgeous, sinewy western, based on Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel, is a movie as big as the open sky—but also one where human emotions are distinctly visible, as fine and sharp as a blade of grass.
THE 10 BEST MOVIES OF 2021STEPHANIE ZACHAREKDECEMBER 7, 2021TIME
The best time to see it is on a sunny day when the light filters through the tall windows and illuminates its sinewy contours.
RODIN, A CADAVER, AND THE SCANDAL THAT NEARLY DERAILED HIMERIN ZALESKINOVEMBER 19, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
It was the only thing I knew him by, as a 9-year-old, in 1996, staring up at his sinewy 6 ft.
THE MANY LIVES OF H. RAP BROWNREMBERT BROWNENOVEMBER 1, 2021TIME
The practice isn’t confined to the crape myrtle, but there is something about the tree’s smooth, sinewy bark that invites a chop.
IT’S TREE-PRUNING SEASON. HERE’S HOW TO DO IT WITHOUT RESORTING TO ‘CRAPE MURDER.’ADRIAN HIGGINSJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
“Fibrous” applies metaphorically to mental qualities; it means strong, sinewy—high talents, just below genius.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
His sinewy hands were clenched on his knees, and his moccasined feet crossed and uncrossed themselves as the hearing progressed.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
Tall and sinewy, their stern faces and flashing eyes proclaimed their courage.
THREE SIOUX SCOUTSELMER RUSSELL GREGOR
I always pictured them stern bearded men, with brick-red faces and sinewy limbs.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
He was a quiet, rather untalkative man, lean and sinewy, sun and wind bitten.
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WORDS RELATED TO SINEWY

  • able-bodied
  • athletic
  • beefy
  • bulky
  • burly
  • fleshy
  • hardy
  • hefty
  • husky
  • powerful
  • robust
  • sinewy
  • stalwart
  • strapping
  • sturdy
  • thewy
  • tough
  • vigorous
  • vital
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.