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Definition of sinewy:

  1. Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, a sinew or sinews.
  2. Well braced with, or as if with, sinews; nervous; vigorous; strong; firm; tough; as, the sinewy Ajax.


herculean, tidy, thready, athletic, sizable, stringy, ropey, burly, wiry, hefty, tendinous, respectable, elastic, powerful, goodish, fibrous, knock-down, flexible, muscular, mesomorphic, hempen, goodly, strong, tough, brawny, unchewable, ropy, healthy, sizeable.

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