1. the physiological state of having or consisting of muscle
Derivationally related forms: ↑muscular
2. an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)

his writing conveys great energy


a remarkable muscularity of style

Syn: ↑energy, ↑vigor, ↑vigour, ↑vim
Derivationally related forms: ↑energize (for: ↑energy)
Hypernyms: ↑liveliness, ↑life, ↑spirit, ↑sprightliness
Hyponyms: ↑vitality, ↑verve
3. possessing muscular strength
Syn: ↑brawn, ↑brawniness, ↑muscle, ↑sinew, ↑heftiness
Derivationally related forms: ↑sinewy (for: ↑sinew), ↑muscular, ↑muscular (for: ↑muscle), ↑muscle (for: ↑muscle), ↑brawny (for: ↑brawniness), ↑brawny (for: ↑brawn)
Hypernyms: ↑strength

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