adjective, wir·i·er, wir·i·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM wirywir·i·ly, adverbwir·i·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for wiry
I can count the time by the inches of wiry, silver hair coming from my scalp.Some young women embraced their gray hair during the pandemic. They might not go back.|Maura Judkis|April 12, 2021|Washington Post
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
Little wiry chap, with silvery hair, bright brown eyes and plenty of wrinkles.Iran’s Top Spy Is the Modern-Day Karla, John Le Carré’s Villainous Mastermind|Michael Weiss|July 2, 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.
The old gentleman was heavy and Gwynne sound and wiry in spite of his delicate appearance.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
His predecessors had to deal with Perry Thomas, and in spite of his gentle ways and intellectual cast, Perry is active and wiry.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
He was of frugal and temperate habits, a wiry man at the height of his physical powers, with lean flanks and a deep chest.Uncanny Tales|Various
Chumru laid aside the garment and tickled his wiry hair underneath his turban.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
His forehead was not very high, but broad and open; his hair dark and wiry, for which reason he kept it cut short.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland