Antonyms for muscular

Grammar : Adj
Spell : muhs-kyuh-ler
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmʌs kyə lər

Definition of muscular

Origin :
  • 1680s, "pertaining to muscles," from Latin musculus (see muscle (n.)) + -ar. Earlier in same sense was musculous (early 15c.). Meaning "having well-developed muscles" is from 1736. Muscular Christianity (1857) is originally in reference to philosophy of Anglican clergyman and novelist Charles Kingsley (1819-1875). Muscular dystrophy attested from 1886.
  • adj powerfully built
Example sentences :
  • He knew the power in her lean, muscular arms, the strength in her narrow shoulders.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • A little, muscular, brown man, with black hair and white teeth.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • He had not touched a muscle or a muscular nerve; what then was the nature of these movements?
  • Extract from : « Self-Help » by Samuel Smiles
  • But Modred was in the pride of youth; muscular and sinewy was the frame of Modred.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • Men, she says, maintain their muscular strength by military service.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • The induced currents occasioned a muscular tremor in the fingers.
  • Extract from : « Little Masterpieces of Science: » by Various
  • Five feet six inches; broad and muscular, but spare and clean-limbed.
  • Extract from : « Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) » by William Delisle Hay
  • Had I been a courageous or a muscular man I could have struck him.
  • Extract from : « The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • With a sweep of his muscular arm he swung it open—and gasped!
  • Extract from : « The Martian Cabal » by Roman Frederick Starzl
  • Power for muscular labor can be furnished only by generous food.
  • Extract from : « The Prison Chaplaincy, And Its Experiences » by Hosea Quinby

Synonyms for muscular

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