Synonyms for Wiry:


bendable (adjective)
fibrous (adjective)
flossy, stringy, fibrous, thready, Filamentary, Fibroid, threadlike, filamentous.
lissom (adjective)
thin and strong (adjective)
fibrous, bristly, light, limber, stringy, muscular, agile, supple, lean.


bald, bouffant, balding, bristly, bushy, close-cropped, bedhead, bad hair day, coiffed, body. petite, slim, spare, trim, willowy, slender, dainty. springy (noun)
energetic, muscular, supple, strong, brawny, agile, strapping athletic, well-knit, light, vibrant, limber.
wiry (noun)
lean, thin, stringy.

Other synonyms:

petite, willowy, strong. dainty. slender. slim. spare. trim. fuzzy
Other relevant words:
bushy, brawny, bristly, slim, light, slender, thin, supple, trim, well-knit, agile, strong, muscular, limber, spare, lean.

Usage examples for wiry

  1. On the evening of the day preceding that set for the march south, a little, wiry figure, grim and gray, entered the cottage of Father Claude. – The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  2. One of them was an old Irishman with a slight limp; the other a wiry Frenchman with a pointed beard. – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve
  3. He was wiry and alert, with a restless sparkle of bright eyes in a grimy face, and he cut the leather with lightning- like rapidity. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman