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muscular

mus·cu·lar

muscular

pronunciation:
muhsk y lr
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to muscle.
definition 2: having large or well-developed muscles.
synonyms:
beefy, brawny, burly, husky
similar words:
athletic, heavyset, Herculean, powerful, robust, rugged, solid, stout, strapping, strong, sturdy
derivations: muscularly (adv.), muscularity (n.)
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The word muscular contains the following part:
-ar1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means of, pertaining to, or resembling
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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'.