Definition of burliness in US English:



  • See burly

    • ‘Not an easy thing to do with such an ode to burliness, natch.’
    • ‘He tended to scare off little kids with his tallness and burliness, but inside he was a nice man.’
    • ‘His strides were cumbersome, as if his height and burliness was more of a weakness than a strength.’
    • ‘An odd burliness possessed the feminine body frame as it strode through the student sleeping quarters on silent feet.’
    • ‘Aaron could only look back at the familiar silvery eyes that had softened, despite the overbearing burliness of the body beneath them, and try and read them.’