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|part of speech:
||of or relating to muscle.
||having large or well-developed muscles.
- beefy, brawny, burly, husky
- similar words:
- athletic, heavyset, Herculean, powerful, robust, rugged, solid, stout, strapping, strong, sturdy
||bull, burly, herculean, lusty, manual, masculine, rugged, stout, strong, sturdy
||muscularly (adv.), muscularity (n.)
The word muscular
contains the following part:
that means of, pertaining to, or resembling
More about this word part:
The suffix -ar1attaches to bound Latinate bases to form adjectives. Most adjectives ending in -ar1 combine with the suffix -ity to form nouns ending in -arity. -ar1 is a variant of -al2, -ial that for phonological reasons occurs with bases ending in 'l'.