What does brawny mean?

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ˈbrɔ nibrawny

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word brawny.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewyadjective

    (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful

    "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms"


  1. brawnyadjective

    Characterized by brawn; muscular; strong.

    Rattler was a big, brawny fellow, and he stepped up in front of me, rolling up his sleeves.

  2. brawnyadjective

    Calloused; hardened.

    Rattler was a big, brawny fellow, and he stepped up in front of me, rolling up his sleeves.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Brawnyadjective

    Musculous; fleshy; bulky; of great muscles and strength.

    Etymology: from brawn.

    The brawny fool, who did his vigour boast,
    In that presuming confidence was lost. John Dryden, Juven.

    The native energy
    Turns all into the substance of the tree,
    Starves and destroys the fruit, is only made
    For brawny bulk, and for a barren shade. John Dryden, Virgil.


  1. brawny

    Brawny generally refers to having large, strong, well-developed muscles; physically strong and powerful. It can also be used metaphorically to describe anything strong or powerful in nature or capacity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brawnyadjective

    having large, strong muscles; muscular; fleshy; strong

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brawny in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brawny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of brawny in a Sentence

  1. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    Allan Fung has the tenacity, fearlessness, and brawny resolve necessary to confront the challenges that face Rhode Island. I have the utmost confidence that he will repair the UHIP disaster, improve DCYF and prevent child abuse, and take Rhode Island to great heights.

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