Meaning of muscular

mus•cu•lar

Pronunciation: (mus'kyu-lur), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to muscle or the muscles: muscular strain.
  2. dependent on or affected by the muscles: muscular strength.
  3. having well-developed muscles; brawny.
  4. vigorously and forcefully expressed, executed, performed, etc., as if by the use of a great deal of muscular power: a muscular response to terrorism.
  5. broad and energetic, esp. with the implication that subtlety and grace are lacking: a muscular style.
  6. reflected in physical activity and work: a muscular religion.
  7. having or showing power; powerful: a muscular vehicle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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