adjective, wir·i·er, wir·i·est.
Related formswir·i·ly, adverbwir·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for wiry
Wiry and more grey man than charismatic, Votel is known for his no-nonsense, rather closed demeanor.Special Ops Commander Swears: I Won't Be Hillary's VP|Kimberly Dozier|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My prom date, Red, sported a wiry mustache and drove a black-and-gold Camaro.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin|Allison Glock|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was wiry, crisp, and clean and lean, his mind as sharp as ever.The Night Vince Lombardi Lay Awake Brooding Over a 49-0 Win|W.C. Heinz|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Models came down the runway in head pieces fashioned into twisted, wiry wigs in subtle winter colors.
In the small living room where we last met, he seemed more gaunt than wiry, his ear bandaged after a biopsy.A Friend’s Tribute to Ambassador Chris Stevens: The Diplomatic Indiana Jones|Roya Hakakian|September 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Every now and then the hard, wiry line slipped off the nippers and sawed across his smarting fingers or palms.Jim Spurling, Fisherman|Albert Walter Tolman
Besides he had had some chocolate; he was thin and wiry, and a monk, and mental anxieties were unknown to him.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
If you had been a puny, wiry, yellow baby, I wouldn't have stood godmother to you.Adam Bede|George Eliot
She put the baby into his wiry old arms—a very right move of hers.Little Novels of Italy|Maurice Henry Hewlett
Mrs Marks herself did not age; she was one of those hard, wiry women that are capable of looking forty for twenty years.Here and Hereafter|Barry Pain