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Describing a person's muscles and general shape

barrel-chested

adjective

a man who is barrel-chested has a large chest that curves outwards

beefy

adjective

a beefy person has a large heavy body and strong muscles

big

adjective

a big person is tall and heavy, and often fat

brawny

adjective

physically strong, with big muscles

built

adjective

used for describing the size and shape of someone’s body

bullnecked

adjective

with a short thick neck

burly

adjective

a burly man is fat and strong

coltish

adjective

tall and thin, and tending to move fast

compact

adjective

a compact person is physically small but looks strong

full

adjective

if part of someone’s body is full, it is large, wide, or has a round shape, especially in a way that is attractive

gangling

adjective

very tall and thin, with long arms and legs, and not graceful

gangly

adjective

gangling

gawky

adjective

tall and thin, and moving in a way that does not seem graceful or comfortable

heavy-set

adjective

big and strong

herculean

adjective

a herculean person is very big and strong

husky

adjective

a husky boy or man is big and strong

lank

adjective

a lank person is tall and thin

lanky

adjective

tall, thin, and not very graceful

leggy

adjective

a leggy woman has long attractive legs

musclebound

adjective

someone who is musclebound has extremely large strong muscles as a result of too much exercise

muscular

adjective

very strong and attractive, with muscles that have been developed through exercise

paunchy

adjective

with a paunch

pear-shaped

adjective

a pear-shaped person is larger below the waist than above the waist

pigeon-chested

adjective

someone who is pigeon-chested has a chest that sticks out in an unusual way

round-shouldered

adjective

with shoulders that are bent forward

slight

adjective

thin, not very tall, and not looking very strong

slightly-built

adjective

someone who is slightly-built is thin, not very tall, and does not look very strong

solid

adjective

someone who looks solid is big and has a strong firm body

statuesque

adjective

tall and beautiful like a statue

stocky

adjective

a stocky person looks strong but is not tall

stooped

adjective

stooping

strapping

adjective

tall and strong

taut

adjective

a taut body is firm with strong muscles and little fat

thickset

adjective

someone who is thickset has a wide strong body

well-built

adjective

a well-built person has a body that people admire because of its strength or beauty

willowy

adjective

tall, thin, and graceful

burliness

noun

gawkiness

noun

lankiness

noun

an hourglass figure

the shape of a woman’s body if she has a small waist and large breasts and hips

a wisp of a...

a small and delicate person

be built like a brick shithouse

to be very big and strong

heavily built

a heavily built person is big and strong but not fat

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