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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 body; brawny.
The burly bouncer was able to throw two grown men out of the club all by himself.
synonyms:
beefy, brawny, hefty, husky, strapping
antonyms:
lank, puny, slight
similar words:
bearish, big, bullish, heavyset, muscular, powerful, robust, rugged, strong, sturdy
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