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synonyms for sinewy

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

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  • skinny
  • weak
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How to use sinewy in a sentence

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.
THE ADVENTURES OF KATHLYNHAROLD MACGRATH
A fire was burning at the mouth of the cavern, and the sinewy figure of the veteran was observed as he moved to and fro before it.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
Burns put up one sinewy hand and thrust it through his hair, which already stood on end.
RED PEPPER BURNSGRACE S. RICHMOND
I fixed my eyes intently upon the spare but sinewy chief, and without moving a muscle allowed him to throw his spears first.
THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONTLOUIS DE ROUGEMONT
She was a sinewy bite of the gentle sex, but she had much flavour, and she gave nourishment.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
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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
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