sinewiness

sinewy

[sin-yoo-ee]
adjective
1.
having strong sinews: a sinewy back.
2.
of or like sinews; tough, firm, braided, or resilient: a sinewy rope.
3.
having conspicuous sinews; stringy: tough, sinewy meat.
4.
vigorous or forceful, as language, style, etc.: a sinewy argument.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see sinew, -y1

sinewiness, noun
unsinewy, adjective
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sinewy (ˈsɪnjʊɪ)
 
adj
1.  consisting of or resembling a tendon or tendons
2.  muscular; brawny
3.  (esp of language, style, etc) vigorous; forceful
4.  (of meat, etc) tough; stringy
 
'sinewiness
 
n

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