Synonyms of flesh in English:



  • 1 you need more flesh on your bones
    muscle, meat, tissue, brawn
    informal beef
  • 2 she carries too much flesh
    fat, weight; Anatomyadipose tissue
    informal blubber, flab
  • 3 a fruit with juicy flesh
    pulp, soft part, marrow, meat
  • 4 the pleasures of the flesh
    the body, human nature, physicality, carnality, animality; sensuality, sexuality
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    carnivorous (of an animal) flesh-eating


    one's (own) flesh and blood

    how can you deny your own flesh and blood?familyrelative(s)relation(s)blood relation(s)kinkinsfolkkinsmankinsmenkinswomankinswomenkindrednearest and dearestpeople informalfolks

    flesh out

  • 1.1 he really fleshed out for his latest movie role
    put on weight, gain weight, get heavier, grow fat/fatter, fatten up, get fat, fill out
  • 2.1 the storyline should be fleshed out a bit
    expand (on), elaborate on, add to, build on, add flesh to, put flesh on (the bones of), add detail to, expatiate on, supplement, reinforce, augment, fill out, enlarge on
  • in the flesh

    look, it's him, in the fleshin personbefore one's (very) eyesin front of onein real lifelivephysicallybodilyin bodily/human formincarnate

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