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burly

bur·ly

burly

 
 
pronunciation:
buhr li
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: burlier, burliest
definition: having a large, husky, and strong body.
Many football players are big and burly.
synonyms:
husky
antonyms:
puny, slight
similar words:
big, muscular, powerful, robust, rugged, strong, sturdy
derivation: burliness (n.)
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