(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. thew, tendon, sinew; musculature, build, physique, huskiness, beef, weight, burliness; strength, brawn, power; armed might, arms, firepower.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. fiber, flesh, protoplasm, meat, brawn, beef, beefcake, horseflesh; see also tissue 3 .
Types of muscle include: smooth, striated, skeletal, cardiac, voluntary, involuntary. Muscles of the human body include: frontal, temporal, zygomatic, masseter, trapezius, pectoral, deltoid, latissimus dorsi, biceps, brachial, triceps, abdominal, intercostal, serratus, oblique, gluteus maximus, sartorius, quadriceps, hamstring, gastrocnemius, soleus.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
abductor, adductor, flexor, constrictor, extensor, tendon, sinew, fiber, tissue, thew, brawn.
abdominal support: abdominal obliques, rectus abdominus, transversus abdominus
ankle bender: plantaris
anus: sphincter ani
arm extension, rotation, flexion: lattissimus dorsi, pectoral, supinator
back/body bender: rectus abdominus
back straightener: longissimus
breathing: diaphragm, serratus
chewing, clenching: masseter
disease of muscle wasting: muscular dystrophy
elbow straightener: triceps
eye focusing: ciliary
finger benders: flexor digitorum
finger straighteners: extensor digitorum
forehead/brow: corrugator, epicranial
frowning mouth: depressor, risorious
goosebumps: erector pili
head bender: longus capitus, rectus capitus
head rotator: head oblique
jaw: buccinator
kissing (puckered) lips: orbicularis oris
knee flexor: hamstring
lack of muscle coordination: ataxia
leg muscle aiding balance: soleus
leg/thigh extender: quadriceps
muscle pain: myalgia
penis erector: erector penis
rump: gluteus maximus, medius and minimus
shoulder: deltoid, trapezius
swallowing: constrictor of pharynx
testicle elevator: cremaster
tongue extender: genioglossus
upper arm: biceps, triceps
vocal cords: cricothyroid
withering muscles from lack of use: atrophy
wrist benders: flexor carpi radialis, flexor carpi ulnaris
wrist straighteners: extensor carpi radialis, extensor carpi ulnaris
2. strength power, force, weight, brawn, heft, might, leverage, *elbow grease, *oomph.
ANT.: 2. weakness, flaccidity, impotence
Sl. jostle, *bull, ram, shoulder, shove, cow, buffalo, plow through, bulldoze, elbow one's way, strong-arm.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The state or quality of being physically strong: brawn, might, potence, potency, power, powerfulness, puissance, sinew, strength, thew (often used in plural). See STRONG. 2. Informal. Effective means of influencing, compelling, or punishing: force, power, weight. Informal: clout. See OVER, STRONG. II verb Informal. To force one's way into a place or situation: push, shove. See ENTER, PUSH.

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