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wiry

wir·y

wiry

 
pronunciation:
waI ri
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: wirier, wiriest
definition 1: of, pertaining to, made of, or in the form of wire.
definition 2: like wire in appearance; stiff; kinky.
definition 3: like wire in combining slenderness with strength; sinewy.
a short, wiry jockey
antonyms:
flabby
similar words:
athletic
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derivations: wirily (adv.), wiriness (n.)