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synonyms for wiry

  • agile
  • athletic
  • limber
  • muscular
  • sinewy
  • strapping
  • supple
  • bristly
  • fibrous
  • lean
  • light
  • ropy
  • stiff
  • stringy
  • tough
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antonyms for wiry

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  • rigid
  • skinny
  • small
  • tiny
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How to use wiry in a sentence

We see a younger, even more wiry Bourdain singing the praises of breakfast-time cigarettes, or play-fencing with a friend, using treacherous-looking kitchen knives as weapons.
ROADRUNNER ILLUMINATES ANTHONY BOURDAIN THE MAN—BUT ARE ITS MEANS TOTALLY LEGIT?STEPHANIE ZACHAREKJULY 16, 2021TIME
I can count the time by the inches of wiry, silver hair coming from my scalp.
SOME YOUNG WOMEN EMBRACED THEIR GRAY HAIR DURING THE PANDEMIC. THEY MIGHT NOT GO BACK.MAURA JUDKISAPRIL 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The old gentleman was heavy and Gwynne sound and wiry in spite of his delicate appearance.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
His predecessors had to deal with Perry Thomas, and in spite of his gentle ways and intellectual cast, Perry is active and wiry.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
He was of frugal and temperate habits, a wiry man at the height of his physical powers, with lean flanks and a deep chest.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Chumru laid aside the garment and tickled his wiry hair underneath his turban.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
His forehead was not very high, but broad and open; his hair dark and wiry, for which reason he kept it cut short.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
The old white horse struggled gamely after the half-breed's wiry animal, and McFann was compelled to wait only once or twice.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
More nervous than sanguine, Cristophe's bodily appearance was thin and threadlike, but wiry.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
The little, lean, wiry horses were going at full speed, regardless of smooth faces of rock and beds of loose stones.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
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WORDS RELATED TO WIRY

  • bristling
  • bristly
  • disordered
  • feathery
  • fluffy
  • fringed
  • full
  • furry
  • fuzzy
  • hairy
  • heavy
  • hirsute
  • leafy
  • luxuriant
  • nappy
  • prickly
  • rough
  • rumpled
  • spreading
  • stiff
  • thick
  • tufted
  • unruly
  • wiry
  • woolly
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