Part of speech:
(Chiefly Upper Southern US) Great:
(Of food) High in fat or protein; difficult to digest.
Having a pitch corresponding to a relatively large number of sound-wave cycles per second:
Having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient.
Not physically disabled; strong and healthy:
The definition of brawny is being strong and muscular.
(Slang) Originating from surfer culture and/or Southern California. An expressive term to mean something is of large magnitude, either good or bad, and sometimes both. e.g. "That wave was burly!" (meaning it was large, dangerous and difficult to ride). "This hike is going to be burly, but worth it because there is good body surfing at that beach." (meaning the hike is going to be hard work).
Of considerable size or amount; substantial:
Understanding and tolerant; liberal:
Active or dynamic:
Strong in construction; firm; substantial
Having relatively small diameter in relation to length
Limited in importance or significance; trivial:
Small in size, degree, or amount:
Having little width; narrow:
(Chiefly Southern US) Sickly; ill.
Full of vigor; strong, robust, hearty, etc.
Strong and healthy; robust:
Fleshy and solid; muscular and heavy; brawny
(Informal) Self-important; cocky:
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