brawniness

brawny

[braw-nee]
adjective, brawnier, brawniest.
muscular; strong.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English; see brawn, -y1

brawnily, adverb
brawniness, noun
unbrawny, adjective


burly, robust, strapping.


weak, slight, frail.
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brawny (ˈbrɔːnɪ)
 
adj , brawnier, brawniest
muscular and strong
 
'brawnily
 
adv
 
'brawniness
 
n

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brawny
1590s, "characterized by muscle," from brawn + -y (2).
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brawny brawn·y (brô'nē)
adj. brawn·i·er, brawn·i·est

  1. Strong and muscular.

  2. Hardened; calloused.

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