Words nearby leonine
How to use leonine in a sentence
He was especially well groomed, whereas Nibbetts was at once leonine, rugged, and nearly shabby.
He was still bearded, still rather leonine, but he was better groomed than in those days in India.
In spite of a lingering unkemptness, he was indeed a fine object to view—massive and leonine.
But the marchioness, standing erect with a leonine boldness, fixed him to his place with a scornful look.The Guide of the Desert|Gustave Aimard
His untrimmed beard, his bent head with its leonine mane of iron-gray hair, lent him an almost patriarchal look.The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins
British Dictionary definitions for leonine (1 of 2)
Word Origin for leonine
British Dictionary definitions for leonine (2 of 2)
- a type of medieval hexameter or elegiac verse having internal rhyme
- a type of English verse with internal rhyme