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A wiry Cuban man appears by my side. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Use some conditioner to calm down the wiry hair. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Science is not all white coats and wiry hair. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Her tiny wiry body is driven by a heart so full of guts and determination. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The stems are thin and wiry, making the whole thing a joy to clip. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Them arguing over whether they should pull out their friend's wiry chin hair. The Sun (2011)He had really wiry, fuzzy hair and would prune it like he did with his beard. The Sun (2012)She has an enormous cataract of caramel hair that reaches down to the back of her legs, which are wiry and thin. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His hair is wiry and wired, seeming to explode from his head as though a powerful voltage has been applied to his ears. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The nervous, wiry man in front of me has decided to embark on some last-minute negotiations. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The hair greys at the temples and his physique, slimmed by the rigours of his expedition, is wiry and athletic. Times, Sunday Times (2009)

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Translations for 'wiry'

British English: wiry ADJECTIVE
person Someone who is wiry is rather thin but is also strong.
His body is wiry and athletic.
  • American English: wiry
  • Brazilian Portuguese: rijo
  • Chinese: > 瘦而结实的
  • European Spanish: enjuto y fuerte
  • French: nerveux
  • German: drahtig
  • Italian: magro e muscoloso
  • Japanese: 細身で筋肉質の
  • Korean: 마르고도 강인한
  • European Portuguese: rijo
  • Latin American Spanish: enjuto y fuerte
British English: wiry ADJECTIVE
hair, grass Something such as hair or grass that is wiry is stiff and rough to touch.
Her wiry hair was pushed up on top of her head in an untidy bun.
  • American English: wiry
  • Brazilian Portuguese: rijo
  • Chinese: > 粗硬的
  • European Spanish: áspero
  • French: dru
  • German: borstig
  • Italian: ispido
  • Japanese: ごわごわした
  • Korean: 뻣뻣한
  • European Portuguese: rijo
  • Latin American Spanish: áspero

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