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Meaning of sinewy

sin•ew•y

Pronunciation: (sin'y-ē), [key]
— adj.
  1. having strong sinews: a sinewy back.
  2. of or like sinews; tough, firm, braided, or resilient: a sinewy rope.
  3. having conspicuous sinews; stringy: tough, sinewy meat.
  4. vigorous or forceful, as language, style, etc.: a sinewy argument.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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