Bulky vs Brawny - What's the difference?

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Bulky is a related term of brawny.


As adjectives the difference between bulky and brawny

is that bulky is being large in size, mass, or volume while brawny is characterized by brawn; muscular, thewy; strong.

bulky

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Being large in size, mass, or volume.
  • Unwieldy
  • (bodybuilding) Having excess body mass, especially muscle.
  • brawny

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Characterized by brawn; muscular, thewy; strong.
  • Rattler was a big, brawny fellow, and he stepped up in front of me, rolling up his sleeves.
    {{quote-Fanny Hill, part=2 , As he stood on one side, for a minute or so, unbuttoning his waist-coat and breeches, her fat, brawny thighs hung down}}
  • Calloused; hardened.
  • Derived terms

    * brawniness