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  • n. The state of being brawny or having brawn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being brawny.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being brawny; strength; hardiness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. possessing muscular strength


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brawny +‎ -ness


  • Without guns to defend themselves, a lot of the exchanges end up like bar room brawniness and high school smackdowns.

    A New Home : Bev Vincent

  • He was rather below the middle stature, but the breadth of his shoulders, length and brawniness of his arms, and the muscular appearance of the whole man, argued a most unusual share of strength, and a frame kept in vigour by constant exercise.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • S. said that there was even a noticeable difference in brawniness, with the Asian-American women's ideal man a good bit larger than the former's.

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  • This brawniness and insensibility of mind, is the best armour we can have against the common evils and accidents of life; and being a temper that is to be got by exercise and custom, more than any other way, the practice of it should be begun betimes; and happy is he that is taught it early.

    Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Sections 111-120

  • The coarse and selfish assumption on the part of man of superiority over woman, based on his brawniness and tyranny, has sometimes appeared in the form of an assertion that

    The Destiny of the Soul A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life

  • The character was originally intended to be a man, but making Salt a woman in no way depletes the story's brawniness. - RSS

  • Mr. Pappano found similar opportunities elsewhere in the score, but in the end, the heft and brawniness of this last Brahms symphony emerged intact, though seen from an unusual perspective.

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  • The rundown of the Beta Shell's specs are full of brawniness-steel screws, adhesive-blocked seams, neoprene and visco-elastic impact foam-the point being that you can drop this sucker, have it rained on, and maybe have a wolf take a chomp at it, and the delicate lens inside will stand a decent chance of survival.


  • The film that blends brains and brawniness in equal measure, the real word and chimerical backdrop of a typical comic book adaptation.


  • (and reportedly was to be played by Tom Cruise), making Salt a woman in no way depletes the film of its brawniness.

    Christian Science Monitor | All Stories


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