V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. physical, muscular strength; 2. powerful muscles

Synonyms: muscles, strength, might, huskiness, burliness, robustness

Antonyms: weakness

Tips: The expression "brains over brawn" asserts the idea that mental fortitude and ability is more important than physical strength.

Usage Examples:

She had to admit that she was drawn to the man's brawn--he looked like someone who would be a good protector. (strength, robustness)

Already known for his impressive brawn, the bodybuilder now set his sights on more intellectual pursuits. (strength, muscles)

Leslie has always preferred intellectual men over those with brawn. (muscles, burliness)

You may be used to throwing around your brawn at the gym, but in this office, we talk through our problems. (strength, might)

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